Wednesday, May 30

Birthday Bonanza

We love you May!  You taste SO SWEET!  But now, it's time for you to go!

See you next year!

Love, Jenny

Monday, May 21

perfect ten

This babe has turned into one great kid.  I wasn't so sure that first year, but since then, it's been all uphill!

Love you Jack-o-Man!

Friday, May 18

Summer Butter

Nothing says "homeschool field trip" like a huge pile of butter, right?

Thursday, May 17

friendly flowers

Before we moved, a few friends dug up some flowers from their own yards and passed them along to me. I planted them in my one perennial bed and they ALL bloomed! It makes me happy each time I stop by to pull a weed or two and see these flowers smiling at me.

I also brought along, maybe, 6 bucket fulls of flowers from the old farm house. My favorite remains the peony. I brought a white, light pink and dark pink variety. They won't bloom this year (peonies doesn't like to travel) but the stems and leaves look healthy, so they'll begin again next spring, I'm certain.

For now, this is my perennial garden. I don't long to have more flower beds to care for, but I do want to create an area in the front of the house that has more curb appeal. I'm hoping my flowers will be happy there in a few years. But for now, they are all nicely contained in their flower nursery!

Sunday, May 13

like Newton, man

just keep trying....

and success!

As we work through a Janice VanCleave Science for kids book, we recently conducted an "objects in motion" science experiment!  Also, a good example of why kids should wear their seat belts!

Tuesday, May 8

in the garden, today

Working in the garden today, all together.  It's one of my favorite ways to enjoy outside.

Jack mowed the big yard.  Then he spent a bit more time raking up some of the mown grass so I could mulch the new vegetable bed.

I double dug an area for a new crop this year...potatoes.  Seems simple, but we'll see.  Got half of them planted, so more digging is in my future. 

Lena & PJ picked "helicopters" out of the two planted beds, which was very helpful!  They chatted away with me while doing it.  I had the chance to explain to Lena about how row planting helps us to better see where the weeds are.