I really should not read. It fills my head with all sorts of un-executable ideas and grandiose plans, and frankly, drives my husband nuts. I just LOVE this book: Roots, Shoots, Buckets and Boots . It’s chock full of great ideas for gardening with your children. I love the watercolor illustrations, quotes and poetry. Some of Carry on!
The pumpkin on the left is taking over that whole side of the garden. The tomatoes are as tall as I am in some cases and have fruit. They just need to turn red. Here you can see (from left to right) lots and lots of tomato plants, corn from when Brielle planted some corn Carry on!
So you may remember I have been in the past a gardening fail… However, this year I may have turned the corner. I discovered Square Foot Gardening. My uncle gave me his book, and I fell in love. It’s a little different from simply raised beds and it’s working really well for me. Words to Carry on!
We’ve come a long way baby! I can’t believe where we started, and now I have to stand on a ladder if I want a close-up. This has been a super fun project for me, especially since I am not very talented when it comes to growing things. Except babies–them I seem to be able Carry on!
And this is the sunflower house, the windmill, Brielle and Belle from a more ‘regular’ perspective. Click on the WWWAT picture for more different views at American Mum!
Remember Faithful Farm Fresh Fans (like my alliteration there?) we’re not having It’s Real Life this week. In lieu of that, I’d love to see Summertime at your place. Mr. Linky is over at Americanmum. Summertime on the farm brings the wheat harvest. We harvest it with the same combine as we do corn, with Carry on!
Our little sunflowers are coming right along. If I can just keep them safe from the mad mowing man we should be golden. I’m looking forward to when the girls can see them without my having to point them out. Coincidentally we found this book at the library yesterday. It’s terrific, for many reasons. It’s Carry on!
The plan was to plant sunflowers all around the perimeter of the windmill, so in a month or so we’ll have a little playhouse or fort… Aviana lost interest in planting after about six holes. Brielle didn’t even last that long. I dug about half the holes and then my mom took over for me. Carry on!
We do have acres and acres in which we could plant wildflowers. However, we like to start small. It’s finally nice enough to do activities out of doors. Hip hip hooray!
I’m reading an awesome book right now about creating children’s space out of doors. I so wish I had the time, money and inclination to have a stream ending in a waterfall to a small one foot deep pond in my backyard replete with all varieties of plants and small woodland creatures. Oh, the fantasies Carry on!