|back row: Theresa, Alice, Michael, Kalina|
front row: Audra teaching Betty to play in the dirt
Looking at the raised garden bed, all five of the cousins seemed to be able to find a spot in the same bed and within reach of each other. A whole yard to play in, and everyone in the same spot.
There is a designated dirt pile at this home, but the garden is full of rich loam that was ready to be turned. So that is where they were.
|... sometimes tables need sweeping ...|
There can't help but be dirt that flies in the wrong direction with so many willing hands.
But just so as it stayed within the frame, that seemed to be all that mattered to the care givers.
|...Wyona joins the fun ...|
There were lots of drinks on the table and chicken strips and fries.
When the work seemed too onerous, someone would come and refresh themselves with food and then back to digging they went.
|"This time I caught a big one, Grandma!"|
The biggest prize was finding a small worm, which they showed to Wyona.
We sang the song for them, "Nobody likes me, everybody hates me / think I'll go eat worms...
At that point Wyona pretended to eat the worm, so there were some shocked and others just in disbelief about what they imagined they had seen.
|Alice's lesson on shaking the dirt out of the quack grass ...|
There are some raspberry bushes in it, and when someone would migrate to that bed, back they would come to the place where the earth was soft and the brambles, non-existant.
Some of the dried chive flowers were taken from that second bed and brought back to the first and planted.
Our first hope that Spring will bring blooms to everything that is stuck in the ground.