Thursday, June 18, 2009
Who knew I was a compulsive blogger trapped in a teacher's body? What on earth am I going to do now that school's out tomorrow? I know: GARDEN! Woohoo! Here's the Frenchboro Community Garden. Garden tilled: Check. Fence up: Check. Second fence up to ensure deer cannot catapult over it: check. Gate up: Check. Plots sectioned off: Check. Signs made and posted: Check. Seeds in school plot: um...sort of. Carrots: check. Lettuce: check. Radishes: check. Various squashes: check. It was a bit of a free for all as kids began planting willy-nilly in their family plots, coming back and saying things like, "Ms. Finn, how do we know where we planted the seeds?" and "Ms. Finn, I planted the seeds right here!" (All together, in a hole, right next to the sign went pumpkins, lettuce and who knows what else.) I thought the whole 'modeling' before hand in our school plot was going to be enough. SO, a note to parents...whatever comes up in your family plot may be conceived as a bona fide miracle. It was a joy to hear that after school Myron, Bradley, and their whole family were down digging away in the dirt and planting all sorts of goodies. I made Doug go down and take photos as I took a nap after school! He was posting the sign he had painted himself for the garden. I was so proud of the cute little flower that he made! If not for him, a lot of my 'brainchildren' would not ever come to fruition as I am tiny and weak and cannot fix machinery or build anything besides a lopsided birdhouse. He said, "Honey, I don't mind doing the building of the fence, but I'm not a big weeder." I still think I get the easy end.