Friday, March 03, 2006

Garden and stuff

We are getting ready for spring these days with flowers and a garden. Last month we planned out our spring garden, a 25' x 25' area to include corn, watermelon, cantaloupe, tomatoes, cucumbers, etc. Jay prepared the area with a rotatiller, thanks to "our neighbors" and Ian helped spread fertilizer and peet moss around, then we planted corn a few weeks ago. Now we have little corn sprouts that the boys love to check out everyday. We are looking forward to learning how to garden and grow vegetables with the boys. I am going to try to post when there is progress and keep this blog updated with our gardening adventure, whether it's good or bad. Yesterday, Ian and I read this book about trees and in the back, it had a little project for making bird treats to hang in a tree. It is really cute and easy for a yound child to make. Here are the directions: you need cookie cutters, bread, egg whites, bird seed and string. Cut out a shape in the bread, then poke a hole with a chop stick through the bread at the top of the shape, then brush egg white over the bread and press bird seed into it. Let it dry, then tie the string through the hole and hang it in a tree for the birds and squirrels to enjoy! We made a dog bone, a bunny and a foot!


At 3/03/2006 01:24:00 PM, Blogger Stephanie said...

While I am here in NJ with snow still on the ground, it is nice to think of at least someone spending time in the great outdoors!

At 3/03/2006 02:05:00 PM, Blogger Nancy said...

Well, you can live vicariously through us! You don't want to know what a beautiful day we have had today, you might want to move to Florida!!


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