post by leslie
We made it! We have survived winter! Well… at least on paper. For those of us in Minnesota, we are still in risky territory (hello last year’s April blizzard!), but with temperatures in the 40s and 50s this week, it does feel like hope is on the horizon.
A few weeks ago, Ezra was at a delightful birthday party, and for the parting activity the mother brought out soil, water, seed packets and starter containers. This was extraordinarily brave because there were about 10 four year olds present and we did this all in her living room.
Anyway, the kids dug in the dirt, filled their containers and planted and watered seeds to bring home. Ezra has been great about watering the seeds every few days, and look what we have now! Lettuce sprouts! Yes, we are growing lettuce.
I’ve never grown greens before because our house is surrounded by rabbits, but we’ll try to throw these in the raised beds in May or June and see how they do. A super fun project though! And I thought it was perfect to tell you about it now that winter is officially over (on paper).
For your internet shares of the day:
+ Four games to play with your kids upon which you can remain laying down. This article speaks to my soul — and we tried one last night and it was a huge success.