Thursday, June 16, 2011

Digging dirt & a cherry!

Okay go ahead and yell! I've been slacking in the blog dept but yall must forgive me because we've been playing outside...
So just a gardening update and I promise I'll push for some curriculum reviews and such asap!

So as I've said before we have horrible soil that has been contaminated from the years pollution from the local zinc company. We've spent the past few years fiddling and experimenting with options... Today we planted some straw bales!

I had some bales laying around that had started decomposing beautifully. Sugar Bean and I planted them with some cucumbers that needed rescuing and corn and lazy housewife beans. Three Sisters in a straw bale? Worth a shot, right!?

I had rescued some pumpkin seedlings that turned up in the road ditch most likely from our pumpkins we had during the holidays last year. They've been transplanted along with some more three sister planting. We will see what makes it!

As far as the buckwheat I planted...

It LOVES fresh chicken compost!
Honestly the prettiest patch of green on the whole hillside. Lol!

We also discovered this week we have a cherry tree. Woohoo! And on this said cherry tree one beautiful cherry begging to be picked. A good 12 ft up so I grabbed a garden hoe and pulled the branch down and snatched that cherry! It's was either me or a bird! Sugar Bean and Wiggles wanted it just as much as I did with their eager hands high in the air begging me to hand it over. After a short discussion of one cherry and the mouths wanting it we opted on sharing this lone beauty and we each got a tiny taste. Oh me oh my! That was the most delicious cherry ever! Sugar Bean insisted on planting the pit so we did. It's now in a little pot in her garden, no promises kid! ;-p
Yes it was a long day outside gardening and exploring. The inside chores were neglected but we can fuss with that on a rainy day! Now the children are all soundly sleeping and I need to retire for I have a feeling tomorrow we will be exploring our kitchen floor and the laundry basket!
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