Sunday, April 18, 2010

The Kids Mini Garden

Our kids eat more types of veggies than most people we know.  They each have there favorites, but on the whole our kids like vegetables.  Partly this comes from being involved in the garden.  Last year we would tell them what we were having for dinner and if them fussed all we had to do was say that came from the garden and they would get excited. This year they wanted a patch just for themselves.

A few days ago we were playing in the yard and noticed that six tomato plants are coming up in a patch of dirt that had a chicken coop on it for six months or so.  With the girls help I cleaned out the rest of the weeds and planted the seeds they had picked.  They both wanted the squash mix seeds so that they wouldn't know which kind of squash would come up.  We also planted marigolds on the edges and giant pumpkin seeds at each corner.  Emma is convinced that she will grow a pumpkin large enough to make a into a play house.
 Tomorrow I am going to try to plant a row of cucumbers right down the middle.

Its fun to watch them digging and planting.  I know they are learning and having fun at the same time.  I figure if they are living in the country they should get the full benefits of living in the middle of nowhere.  That's what I didn't like about living in Las Vegas.  You get all the crap that comes with a big city, but none of the benefit.  Same reason I think we are going to try to get some livestock in the coming months.  Couple pigs, couple goats, nothing to crazy.  I have been thinking of getting a milk cow, but it will take some time before I am ready for that.

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