Wednesday, April 30, 2014

April Showers

April shower has always been a tough one for me. Ideally, I'd like to find a raincoat like the one lili found a couple of year ago.  I was jealous. 

Those good finds don't come easy so I had to be creative. Since I've been on this homesteading mode lately and April is typically an important month for gardeners, I thought it's not too much of a stretch to find something about gardening for this month's theme April Showers. At The Shop one day, I saw this book on Kids Gardening for $2. 

like my white picket fence? 

the graphics are so cute

The boys and I planted the beans together. Beans are such a fool proof choice if you're planting with kids. They sprout easily and grow quickly. It's very satisfying.

Peas are another wonderful choice. I planted the seeds directly in the ground about 2 months ago and harvested our first peas this week. The leaves are edible too. I roasted the leaves on a lightly oiled skillet until they turn dry and crispy. Kids love them!   

Let's check out what lili found for April Showers. Next month, May Flowers.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Earth Day and chickens

Happy Earth Day everyone!

To honor this year's Earth Day, we decided to raise some chickens. A month ago on a sunny Saturday, we brought home a chicken coop from Costco. The boys worked nicely together and assembled it. 

A quick snapshot of the lemon tree, I had to.

The next day, the chickens arrived in the cutest delivery truck from Dare to Dream Farms

Owner Jeremy gave us a quick lesson on raising chickens.

This is a big step towards my home-steading dream.  Happy Earth Day!

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