Friday, September 15, 2023

There Was A Lot Going On Today

A friend helped me fix the leaky spots in the irrigation system this morning.  I felt comfortable turning it on again.  We were finished with our work by 8:30. After reading Bear Despair to the most well-behaved 5 and 6 year olds I've ever encountered, I was back in the garden to supervise some serious planting.
Purple basil and the tomato cage.

The starts were newly delivered.  The racks were full with happy basil and lemon grass and red bell peppers and lettuce plants just waiting to be photographed on the garden bench.
Note giant water bottle and carrots - staying fortified in the hot sun.

While some scholars were new to the garden and requested  Lily The Garden Leader 's help,

others were quite content to use the foam brushes to water paint the bricks

and the fence.  
It's strangely soothing, in an I-can't-believe-I-am-doing-this kind of way.  The kids think they are in heaven.

And then there were the scholars who were interested in planting the Halloween decor I bought at the Dollar Store with some of JannyLou's donation.  Apparently, it is possible to use the natural fissures in a stump to impale scarecrows-on-a-stick.
It is also very interesting to arrange them by size, by color, by sparkly-ness, and with reckless abandon in the flower bed.

Once this one saw that the stump was made for sitting upon, 
she claimed it as her own.
She wanted to be certain that the photo showed her tights and her boots.  It was 90 something degrees in the now totally unshaded garden, but she didn't seem to be bothered at all.
And there is still more to go.  
Tomorrow's To Do list is in the bed's left corner.  Sweet 100's, 2 kinds of basil, and red peppers are in.



  1. Kids sure love to play in the dirt.

  2. What wonderful things to do in the garden. They each find just the right thing and the right spot, too.

    1. There are very few rules in the garden for just that reason.


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