April 29, 2010

Alden's Garden

Alden has taken an interest in the ruins of the barbecue pit. He likes to break off crumbly stones and toss them down the "tube" at the top. Kerstin thinks this is cruel - feeding the barbecue to itself.
We've been working in the garden any chance we can get, which is not much. So far I've only managed to plant peas and fava beans earlier this month. Their little hopeful heads popped up a few weeks ago. We have hundreds of seedlings on the front porch waiting until the frost danger subsides before they can go in the ground. Alden has really shown an interest in gardening, so we decided to give him a row and let him plant whatever he wanted. We have about 30,000 varieties of seeds and I thought he'd have a field day trying to mash as many varieties as he could into his little plot, but no, he was only interested in peas, one of the few vegetables he'll eat. It's a little late in the season for peas, but we'll see what happens.

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