Sunday August 17th -
Miranda and I went to the garden to participate in an activity in the Children's Garden and water. Miranda and Zac and Coralyn were the only ones that showed for it, so Heidi and I decided to save the program that she worked on for another day. It looks like a fun one .... lots of dirt and worms.... that sort of thing. I"ll keep you posted on when we reschedule. The kids did some harvesting today and put their names in pumpkins for later. Below I took some pictures.
Miranda's was done last week or the week before that. It is already scaring over. As it grows we're thinking that the lettering will grow also. We are going to watch it.
Here are Zac and Coralyn's pumpkins. They scratched designs in their pumpkins today. We just used the pointy end of a wooden skewer to etch the pumpkins. In the past I've also used a nail.
Here is the infamous "Woody" or "Snowflake". The kids love the garden cat. As far as I can tell he lives out here. I've heard that he catches mice or moles or some kind of rodents. That makes him useful in my opinion.
We also found a few potatoes hiding under the straw. They are looking nice. In a week or two we are going to have to get the kids out here to dig them up.
The Bean Tunnel is being taken over by the birdhouse gourds and just in time. The scarlet runner beans are just now giving up. I really like this combo. The frame is holding up with out a problem also. I could have left a bit more room at the base of the row so that the tunnel passage was wider. I have to keep after the gourd plants or we won't have room to pass through.
Gourds hiding in the tunnel.
Look at this awesome pumpkin growing at the end of one of the gardener's personal row. Wow!