Category Archives: Kids and Gardens

Fairy Gardens!!!!

As with many things in my life, there is this backwards process that occurs… I find something I want to try out (like creating a fairy garden). I check out books on the subject, visit Pinterest, and get real excited … Continue reading

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Work on The Cottage, Lasagna Gardening and More

Work on The Cottage We had a productive couple of days this past weekend. On Saturday, we worked out in the yard for several hours, took a break, and then worked on it some more in the early evening. We … Continue reading

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A Source of Inspiration

I hurt today. I mean I really, really REALLY hurt today. That said…it was worth it. And while my body is reminding me that I am NOT 23, instead I’m nearly 43 (you may all wish me happy birthday on … Continue reading

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My House of Sticks

The second little pig built his house out of sticks. This was a little bit stronger than a straw house. On our visit to Fire Lake Camp on the Miami County Farm Tour yielded a rather unrelenting desire for this … Continue reading

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A Visit to the Overland Park Arboretum

We haven’t been by the Overland Park Arboretum in well over a year…I think it was May 2010, for Mother’s Day actually. So we were overdue for a visit. I had never been so late in the growing season, but … Continue reading

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Small Steps

As the weather has warmed and the number of children and neighbors rises exponentially with each new sunny day, I’ve noticed small changes along the way. I like to think of them as small steps towards something bigger. Each day … Continue reading

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Gardening With Kids

This past weekend I walked out into our backyard to plant potatoes. Emily eagerly followed, she enjoys digging in the dirt with me and discovering earthworms which she ‘loves’ a tad more careful these days than in the past (she … Continue reading

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The Great Grape Harvest of 2010

We just harvested our first official grape harvest. Boy oh boy are we proud! As you can see the darling little things fill a dinner plate. With luck, we might get a half cup of juice out of them! All … Continue reading

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Millions of peaches…peaches for me!

Millions of peaches, peaches for free… Okay, maybe not a million peaches. But how about 41 pounds of peaches (gathered today)? I opened up the Big Ball Book of Preserving and found…20 plus recipes for preserving peaches. I guess we … Continue reading

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Caterpillars and Noodle Beans

Wow, it will be the 4th of July in just a couple of days! Most of the corn we planted is shoulder high and producing ears. I’m hoping we will get a few good niblets this year from them. After … Continue reading

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