Gardening IS fun!

Boys gardening

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. 

Isaac gardening 2Jonny gardeningBen enjoying outdoors

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. 

Looking at bunnyBaby bunny 

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.

Bunny nest

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.  😦

Boys flower pots

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.

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12 Responses to “Gardening IS fun!”

  1. markruinsdinner Says:

    Yes, and now we know where the rabbit nest is, all we have to do is wait a month for rabbit stew.

  2. Grandma/Mom Says:

    Its great to see the boys having so much fun with the gardening. Mark, call me when the rabbit stew is ready.

  3. Kenneth Says:

    My son also liikes gardening. He does so much to help his mom and I get the tomato garden going. He especially loves watering the plants. Your photos are wonderful. I am thinking of creating a website for my son with awesome photos like that too.

  4. Karen Says:

    Mummy and Mark: I have three words for you: rabbit kidney fricassee.
    Thanks Kenneth! You really should start a website for your son. Blogging is alot of fun, and kids are great subjects.

  5. Dawn Says:

    Wasn’t there a Gordon Ramsay (or however you spell it) recipe that Mark had to use chicken with a while back? Would my squeamish brother actually kill, skin and gut a live rabbit? I seem to remember he didn’t eveb like to put worms on fish hooks as a child…….

  6. Lawrence Says:

    Who would have though that a rabbit would be living in your yard. I wonder how he got there? Are you sure he is not someones pet?

  7. markruinsdinner Says:

    Lawrence does not understand that there is not A rabbit in our yard and our neighbor’s yard. There’s about a DOZEN baby rabbits in our yards. We saw them first last week when our neighbor called us over.

  8. Aliyah Says:

    I think Lawrence forgot for a second exactly how country this “town” is.

  9. Lawrence Says:

    No more country than Santa Cruz, Trinidad; and we don’t have rabbits running rampant at home. But seriously, I know rabbits multiply like “rabbits” but they don’t just appear out of thin air.

  10. markruinsdinner Says:

    No, apparently it rains bunnies in our neighborhood.

  11. Noelia Says:

    karen , I can’t believe you still have that syndrome of tripping. Madeline seems to have that same problem too. Isaac seems to really like gardening. It is so nice to sometimes see what really interest children and how they have their own personalities blooming.

  12. Karen Says:

    I tripped because I was holding Ben, talking to a neighbor, and trying to walk in the opposite direction at the same time. And, if you look at the photo, Isaac put Ben’s pot sticking out in the middle of nowhere! (It’s the one on the far right.)


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