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. 😉
Look at all the potatoes, Mommy!
No problem getting hands dirty here! 😉
Yesterday, I needed to pot up some hot peppers. My four-year-old really wanted to help, so I put her in charge of filling the pots.
Is this full enough?
Her reward was the first full-size tomato of the season.
It's the best tomato ever, Mommy!
My ten-year-old went to her Fairy Garden to take photos, and this is what she captured:
Looking for nasturtiums
Face to the sun
Contemplating some weeding perhaps
Tripping the slightly goat-bumped path
My ten-year-old took photos of her fairy garden, and it looks like some of her seeds are sprouting:
Here’s hoping we have some warm weather that lasts for more than a day or two!
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… 😉
I hope the bunnies liked it...
My children and I have decided to participate in the kinderGARDENS project over at The Inadvertent Farmer. My ten-year-old has started a fairy village.
Looks a bit like a fishing village here
I'll have to ask her how long that path took to make...
Maybe some forget-me-nots here...