Gardening ….oh how I love to plant flowers and vegetables. I grew up on a farm so growing crops and tending to animals has been my life. My dad still farms in rural Jamaica. I continuously pray for his health and ability to keep going at 74 years old. Following in my dad’s footsteps I love the dirt, connecting with nature and the joys of reaping crops…the fruit of my labor. I find farming very relaxing and rewarding. This year we converted a playhouse into a raised bed, planted vegetables and have been reaping well. The raised bed is easier for the little ones to water, see the garden and watch the miracle of how seeds germinate into vegetation. The garden looked like it needed some color… so I decided to add some yarn decor.
For this activity you need:
Sticks ..our sticks varied in size.
Yarn – I went to Goodwill and got yarn that was under $1.99. Any other resale shop should get you this or try garage sales.Grab some yarn and stick, let’s do this. You will be wrapping the yarn around the stick taut enough to conceal the wood. Keep wrapping or spinning the stick around yarn – I did both wrapping the yarn around the stick and vice versa twirling the stick around the yarn. It is an easy fun activity and my children both did some of the wrappings. This one was completed while we had a backyard fire going on. After the stick was completed the children had fun with a limbo dance, some tambourine, and drum around the fire.Here is another one that was done while watching a documentary. Truly a relaxing project. My son again helped make one of these, he loved the activity.I enjoyed this relaxing project so much, I made some more that now rests in the garden. I will keep adding more for the Spring and Summer months. Not sure if I should leave them outdoors over the winter. Worse case if these get ruined by the weather, I will get more stick and branches to make some new ones.
This summer we reaped green beans, beets, potatoes, swiss chard and there is butternut squash waiting for maturity. The tomatoes came in late so those are still making their way to maturity..hopefully, we will get one or two before the squirrels or chipmunks.
The time Heru decided it was better to clean a marble in his mouth. The marble, however, decided to make a trip south and caused a commotion. I nearly lost my mind, I don’t recall ever being so scared for my child. I bawled while trying to help dislodge the marble from his throat. The marble would not come out so we hightailed to the hospital. The x-ray did not show the marble in his lungs so, by now he must have passed it out again from the southside. The things children think to do….I still don’t get why he wanted to clean the marble in his mouth!
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