A couple of days ago I started working on the blueberry bed. The picture above is the grassy hill (which is super-steep and nearly impossible to mow anyway) and this second picture shows my slow progress shoveling out sod and beating the dirt out. I managed to get about six feet by six feet cleared. I have fond memories of my Mom and Dad doing this. We had a lot of gardens around our yard and my folks worked hard together to have fruit beds (blueberries, strawberries, apple and pear trees); a large vegie garden and general gardens with mountain laurel and rhododendrons. Anyway, this bed I'm working on is for the blueberry bushes I mentioned the other day that'll be coming in the mail in a couple weeks.
Mowing is also keeping me fit and active. I split the lawn into three sections and each section takes me about an hour and a half to do. (We definitely need to get a ride-on mower when we can work it into the budget.) In the last picture you can see the beams where I laid out a small path that I built. It leads to the compost pile I set up last week.
I also meant to talk about other activities going on in our homeschool (math games and such), but as always I'm out of time!
I hope to post about trash-o-saurus later today too (hopefully)! It's been a fun project!
Just a few nature shots from around the Homeschool Den:
|This vine seems to be taking over! My aunt said she thought it was a kind of Morning Glory.|
|We have about a half-dozen frogs and a number of tadpoles in this tub at the moment. We'll let them go back to the creek, but the kids sure do enjoy watching the frogs!|