It’s easy and fun and a good excuse to go play in the rain! Challenge yourself to see if you can make your rain art look like something you want to see in your spring garden!
(You know if you live somewhere where it happens to be hot you could do the same thing but throw on a bathing suit instead and ask a friend to spray a hose right above you!)
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It’s bragging day! I’m bragging about our big fat pumpkins!
And to think they started from one tiny seed just a few months ago. When we first started our garden, I was told by a “garden guru” to be sure to include pumpkins. He said, they’re easy to grow and boy was he right!
Pumpkins are like orange monsters that come in all types, colors and sizes. We planted seeds that were labeled Giant Pumpkins hoping they’d grow BIG!
Pumpkin vines love having tons of room to sprawl out. After 10 weeks, the first flowers start to bloom. They’re usually yellow and big. The bees often cruise by and help pollinate the pumpkins. And then you see it! The small pumpkin starts to form.
In late July and August the pumpkins start to pop up all over the place. The orange balls start to grow at super speed. By the end of August, it’s like having our very own pumkin-mania! Totally cool.
I feel very proud of our great big fat pumpkins. The jumbo pumpkins are so big I can’t do anything with them but smile at them!
I do know that people enter their giant pumpkins into contests and perhaps next year we’ll try to win a blue ribbon at the state fair but until then we’re just going to enjoy sitting around with our pumpkins!
(Like how I incorporated everything yummy?)
There are so many tasty ways to celebrate America’s Independence Day! Fresh fruit straight from the garden (or even market) is topping my family’s list. It’s colorful, sweet, and always refreshing on a hot summer day!
Throw the word “pizza” onto the dessert menu and you’ll have everyone running, including the cat, to get some! Can you blame Kitty? This looks so good and is such a cute picture! Mmmmmmmm!
Here’s how you can make your own yummy bite!
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, or whatever is listed on the cookie dough package. Then spray a 12-inch pizza pan with nonstick spray.
While it cools, mix together the cream cheese, powdered sugar and lemon peel. Stir it until it’s nice and fluffy. Probably about 2 minutes will do it. Now spread it on top of the baked cookie. Cover the entire thing.
If your kids don’t know how to draw a star yet, give them a hand. Err, I mean a finger. Trace the star out into the dough. This is going to be your guideline for placing the fruit.
For an extra bonus, pour a few mini-chocolate chips on top of the smoothie mixture before placing it in the freezer. This is an extremely healthy snack so a couple morsels of chocolate are okay and they’re a really yummy surprise!
Also, these rocket popsicle molds are made by Tovolo (www.tovolo.com).
I love the variety of the mold shapes available and the ease of the popsicles release from the molds. Plus, who doesn't like a rocket pop?
The goal of this project is to get dirty and have fun while waiting for your plants to grow! Every time you water your plants the soil they are growing in turns to mud! Woohoo! I LOVE MUD! There is so much you can do with it. Grab a scoop of it in your hands and enjoy the feeling of it squishing through your fingers! I promise it'll make you giggle. Once you're done with that grab the following items and ....drum roll please...prepare to become an amazing mud artist.
Now, stir up the mud in the bucket to create your paint. See what happens when you add more water to the soil? What happens when you add more dirt? This is a great time to learn a bit about consistency.
Once you have the mixture to where you like it, grab a leaf or stick and start to draw. Create pictures of whatever comes to mind. Cover leaves in mud and press them onto the paper to make animal ears or try to write your name with different looking letters! The only rule is to have fun and get your hands dirty!
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