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Friday, August 1, 2008

Foto Friday #4

For Family Home Evening on Monday, we gave our garden some much needed attention. We also harvested a healthy crop of weed grass. We neglected to plant tomatoes this year but the ones from last year took up our slack and sprouted anyway. Pumpkins were the same story. That's kinda cool! Saves us some work. Who am I kidding? I am not the gardener in the family.


Here are the kids planting some beans. The Boy seemed to miss the concept of "two beans per hole" and simply filled the hole with the seeds. Should make for some interesting sprouts.


Da Boo is an overly sensitive soul. She is rescuing a worm from the bean furrows. Of course, a few minutes later, this garden was hoed up for the pumpkins and squash...I didn't bother pointing that out to her.


While the Boy was all about saving the worms, too, he had a different method. He would place the worm gently in his bucket and then scoop dirt on top, soundly packing each layer. And when he was forbidden from digging more dirt out of the garden (since he had a tendency to toss it all at his sister), he resorted to just "stirring" the worm in his bucket with the shovel. Somehow, I don't think the worms considered this much of a rescue...

7 comments:

Jan said...

Great job on the garden learning. I have learned so much from gardening too. Great idea.

♥miss-mattie♥ said...

That is a great idea for Family Home Evening. Gardening can be fun and sometimes it can be gross and sometimes it can be like you don't want to do it. Have fun.
Bye bye.♥☺

Nat said...

That is a great FHE. Clint would love it if we would give out garden some attention. He planted a HUGE garden, and it is growing weeds nicely...

I laughed at The Boy and the worm...he sounds just like my guys!

Kristie said...

That was so funny about the worms. I couldn't help but smile! Your kiddos are so cute!!!!! How are you feeling these days?

Kenney Crew said...

Very fun activity. We need to attempt to start a garden. Justin can't wait to plant something that he doesn't kill...I hope we can pull that off for him someday. I'm not much of a gardner...and Todd isn't allowed to do it.

Amanda said...

TOO FUNNY! I LOVED this post!!!! YOu made me laugh!

Deborah said...

I wish I had a garden that my kids can work in and get dirty in like they always like to do anyway.

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