Thursday, April 19, 2007

Today the boys age 10 and 6 helped me dig up and pot lots of small strawberry plants. Only had to show them how once. They had fun claiming their share of the bounty by writing names on the pots. They have great plans for all that fruit. They asked if strawberries would grow this year. They know to ask because these are the same boys that are still waiting for those apple seeds, planted a couple of years ago, to bear fruit. Some, said I, but next years harvest will be better. I told them to watch for little white flowers to appear and for the bees to pollinate each flower so that the berries could form. They know all about pollination from school.
The youngest is determined to grow fruit and sell it in baskets. He collects baskets and plastic containers for future use. He was really happy to hear how quickly strawberries grow.

While at our work we found the rabbit nest. I knew it was in the garden somewhere having watched the behavior of the big momma sneaking in and out of the garden. Tried to follow her a couple of times but she outsmarted us until today.We saw only one of the babies,having left the nest but staying timidly near, but the depression was certainly large enough for several more.
Almost lost my helpers as they were off on all fours trying to find more babies.

We are making plans for the 3rd annual Great American Backyard Campout scheduled for Saturday, June 23, 2007.
http://www.backyardcampout.org/
Inviting friends and cousins, planning on what to cook out and how much gear is needed. The website is full of ideas. If anyone else is camping with kids that night let us know. We can share pictures of the campsite and what we find after dark in the garden.

2 Comments:

Blogger Angie said...

Thanks for the heads up on the Great American Campout. We will be looking forward to it!

21/4/07 7:13 AM  
Blogger Gloria said...

Hi Angie, does this mean you are going to be camping that night?

25/4/07 2:15 PM  

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