Sunday, April 4, 2010

Get Ready for Summer Day

We've had some unusually nice weather this week. The temperature rose to 22 degrees! It was wonderful, and we took full advantage of it.

The girls discovered some new friends under some old planks on the lawn. It wasn't long before they had a half dozen slow swirlies scooped into a jar. Wondering what they are?

Here's a closer look - snails! Tiny, cute snails. Then, they discovered a slug and that was the end of that. Slugs, even though they are really only shell-less snails, are not at all the cute critters snails are. Slugs are gross. So we found a new adventure.

I put the kiddos to work at planting seeds for the garden. I've been wanting to start from seed for a while, but always missed the "deadline". I think I may have started early enough this year. They had a blast scooping dirt, poking holes, counting seeds and watering them.

Even Graedon helped. Here's hoping for some tomatoes, cucumbers, oregano, chives, basil, marjoram and parsley.

Coming soon to a post near you, Maddie and Eva's Plant Journal!

1 comment:

Kate Waller said...

They never outgrow it...Erik is still facinated with bugs and creepy crawlies...and loves planting.