Thursday, May 29, 2008
I often wonder how different schools would be if every one of them had a huge garden in the schoolyard, if every child had the opportunity to dig in the dirt, observe the insects and other critters and taste the products of their own work. I'm so pleased to hear that some schools are starting programs like this and I hope that the children taking part are given the chance to "just be" in the garden. I think there is a lot to be learned when we have the chance to just be.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Monday, May 26, 2008
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Friday, May 23, 2008
I mix the fruit and nuts into the melted chocolate and then drop the mixture by spoonfuls onto a lightly oiled cookie sheet. Put them into the freezer for a bit to set and then they are ready.
Thursday, May 22, 2008
If they do hold up well I can see that we might have a lot more peas next year.
Since I tend to get a tiny bit carried away with talk (and pictures) of gardening, I thought I would post most of my flower pictures over here and keep this blog for veggie gardening. (until I bore everyone there with too many flower pictures and then have to start posting them here) ;-)
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
But, every time I look at this tree peony in bloom it reminds me of being pregnant with E, so that is a pretty lovely thing to focus on too.
Monday, May 19, 2008
Sunday, May 18, 2008
When I got home I googled them all and they sound delicious too.
They look so big and healthy too. I brought them home and added them to my stock of other tomatoes to go into their beds. Here they all are yesterday at lunchtime.I spent most of yesterday afternoon and most of today so far putting in all these.
Here are three beds - the two biggest and one regular size.
I have also put cages around most and done some more mulching but am quickly running out of mulch.I have finished two more beds since these pictures and still have more seedlings - my mom brought me 8 that she started. I am thinking that I can still find spots here and then to tuck some in. You can never have too many tomatoes...right? More later....
Friday, May 16, 2008
The next morning I made some more pumpkin muffins with some of the vast quantity of pumpkin I froze in the Fall. I thought these would be a great snack for an afternoon at the BMX track with our homelearning group. Too bad I forgot the container I packed them in at home.
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
It was a rhubarb strawberry sauce that we ate over custard. I have never made a baked custard before and it was not a particular hit, we ended up just eating the sauce on its own...and that was a hit. Next picking of rhubarb will be made into rhubarb cake, this is something that I have found even people who don't like rhubarb will want seconds of.
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Monday, May 12, 2008
This is the kind of bleeding heart that my mom used to first teach me this story of how the bleeding heart got its name. These used to grow wild where I grew up and I used to pick bouquets of these, wild forget-me-nots and other flowers to sell for 25 cents a bunch.
This flowering quince also came from my childhood home, I dug up a piece before my parents sold the property. I think it is a very simple, elegant and lovely plant.
Even a fallen petal can have extraordinary beauty - just look at the "veins" in the petal. So delicate.
If you aren't all flowered out yet and want to see more flower pics, check here.
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Thursday, May 8, 2008
So he spent yesterday afternoon planting two different mixes of lettuce and a variety of carrots in his bed. He also planted his Moon and Stars watermelon inside. (oh, he is so excited about this, and has great plans to supply all his friends and family with seeds from his crop so that they can also grow this melon next year).