Saturday, April 3, 2010

Day 716 - Garden

We've started prep for our garden. Some seeds are sprouting away indoors - I had to move the Boule d'Or melons out of the little "greenhouse" box because they were pushing against the top already, and our tomatoes are all showing shoots. And don't get me started on the basil. Still no movement from the tomatillos, pink bananas, or strawberry spinach. Oh well.

Yesterday, Ruth helped me. First, we put down the clover seed that finally showed up. I planted too late in the fall and frost killed it all, so our backyard has been looking like a blasted wasteland. Ruth helped spread it.

Then she helped me give the seeds a nice drink of water. "I hold hose, Daddy! There mud in there. I see mud!"

We also planted blueberry bushes (not shown). It was the culmination of an anniversary day/Good Friday closed daycare Dad day. It was pretty fun. We went to the wine store ("I like wine. Beer! Is beer, Daddy!"), to Whole Foods ("I need muffin! Pleeeeeeeeeeeeese!"), and to the plant store where Miss Joan showed her a whole bunch of flowers that she smelled while I picked out the blueberry bushes. When I'm not giving myself an ulcer because I'm not writing, she's a fun kid to hang out with.

1 comment:

Grammy said...

How cute Ruth looks in her new spring outfit-and, so grown up!
I love that she loves to garden and that you love being with her! You and Melissa are exceptional parents!