The garden is coming along! I wish I could say we had plants in already, but thanks to a family of bunnies that lives somewhere in our backyard, I could not bring myself to take the chance of planting before the fence is up. We would like to feed the people, please!
But posts are in (Andrew cemented them in right before we received a deluge of rain for days and days last week). I completed the stone path (including putting a floor in the boys’ teepee for fun) yesterday and also tilled quite a bit more compost and chicken manure into the entire area merely minutes before it started to drizzle.
The soil is rich and ready for plants. The boys are itching to plant their beans for the teepee. Oliver has already planted several “helicopter plant” seeds around the base of the fort and even taken good care to cover and water them. Milo found a large (moving, wriggling!) chrysalis of some sort and we will be checking out an extensive insect guide from the library today to track down exactly what it is, as it doesn’t appear in our North America Wildlife Guide! What could it be? Emil enjoys digging in the mud with me and bringing me large clumps of it, extending his clod-filled hand and saying “Muuuuuh!” It is a joy to be outdoors with them. And it’s going to be a delicious summer!