Today we finally got around to potting our flowers and herbs. The weather was a little chillier than I would have liked – around 60 degrees – but it did seem to warm up as it got later. Or maybe we felt warmer because we were working so hard!
The boys actually had fun preparing their very own flower pots and planting their very own flowers and seeds. I brought Ben out in his swing to watch, and he was content for a long time, until the sun got in his eyes.
Mark was cutting the grass and encountered a very scared, very tiny baby bunny in our front yard. The big boys were excited to see him (her?) and actually were quiet enough that they didn’t scare him away. In fact I think I scared him off with my picture-taking efforts.
The bunny bolted into this patch of weeds under the front window. We think there is either a nest or a burrow underneath. Notice how the center of the weed patch is completely nibbled flat. I guess we can’t weed this area or we might ruin the bunnies’ habitat.
Jonny was pretty much done gardening after that, but Isaac actually stayed outside for a long time helping Mom and Dad with their projects. He even prepared a pot of marigold seeds for Ben (and it was all his idea!) We got our window boxes all filled with flowers. Now all that we, I mean Mark, has to do is install them in our front windows. Here are the boys’ pots, arranged in our side yard by Isaac. Not long after this photo was taken I tripped over Ben’s pot and I’m afraid we will have to re-plant his flower seeds. 😦
Needless to say, the boys were filthy tonight! They had baths and thankfully fell asleep quickly.
It’s too bad we don’t have a farm.