Fairies and fun

My children and I have been participating in the kinderGARDENS project over at The Inadvertent Farmer. My ten-year-old started a fairy village, while my four-year-old became my garden helper. In the beginning, it was all about building and landscaping.

Fairy village 2

I still have to ask her how long that path took to make...

Next came one more house, a post office, and some flower seeds.

Nemophila (Baby Blue Eyes)

Meanwhile, my little garden helper decided that the strawberry beds were the most important of all, and that the resident bunnies needed a cake.

No weeds in the strawberries, Mommy!

The fairy village was in a very shady location, but it began to look like something was growing.

Despite the shade in an already cool summer, my ten-year-old discovered that “If you build it, they will come”.

Tripping the slightly goat-bumped path

My four-year-old discovered that helping mommy has it’s rewards, and that good things come directly from the soil.

It's the best tomato ever, Mommy!

Look at all the potatoes, Mommy!

The fairy village didn’t see much in the way of flowers this year. However, there was an abundance of blackberries for a feast.

Plans are already afoot to expand and relocate the fairy village next year. We’re thinking alpine strawberries would be a good fairy crop. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Fairy Blackberry Feast

The weather combined with the shady location of the fairy village produced much in the way of grass and moss, but very few flowers this summer. However, a recent foray deeper into the woods brought an abundance of blackberries, so the fairies celebrated with a feast. The festivities were caught on camera by my ten-year-old.

We thought it was rather clever of the fairies to use one of the oyster shells from the beach as a berry bowl. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Weeding for a bunnycake

My four-year-old likes to help me in the garden:

No weeds in the strawberries, Mommy!

While we were pulling weeds, we got to talking, as you do, about what sort of cake the wild bunnies who thrive here would like. I told her that bunnies really like leafy weeds and parsley, so she decided to make a bunnycake:

All cakes have to have flour and sugar, Mommy!

At least she remembered the weeds and parsley… ๐Ÿ˜‰

I hope the bunnies liked it...