A few weeks ago, we decided to redo our whole garden for Spring. We all figured out what we were going to plant (including what our neighbor or we are going to plant), where the beds are going to be, and if we are going to plant the by seed, by plant, or by root.
We pulled out everything and chopped them up to put into our compost pile. Ricky, Daddy, and I each took turns roto-tilling the garden plots. I transpanted strawberries (by plant),Wilson planted crenshaw (by seed), and Mommy planted lemon cucumbers (by seed). Here is a song that we learned:
After watching the musical The Music Man, my mom brought out an egg carton, a dishwasher detergent container, and a cereal box. She told us that we can try to think of an instrument to make out of them.
I cut of the top of the egg carton then cut two holes on one side of the bottom of the carton, and one hole on the other side. I decided after that to braid a strap that can tighten and loosen and attach to the holes. I used a broken wood crochet hook that I sanded to rub against the bottom of the egg carton. It made a really cool sound! I need to come up with a name for it...any ideas?
This past week, we have been working on making a compost pile with our neighbor. Compost piles are used to make new and better soil. Since we have a garden, once the compost is done (which could sometimes take up to a year) we will be able to use it in the garden.
There are different ways to make compost. We did our compost pile where we started with a layer of straw, a layer of manure, then a layer of greens, and then a layer of ash/lime. We repeated the layers and sometimes put more straw in between. Our neighbor actually already had started three smaller compost piles before that mostly contain greens, so we used those piles for the green layers. It was fun to watch the pile get higher and higher! We are still going to keep on adding to the compost pile.