Hmm…just realised that title could mean something else if you really think about it…ooops!
I actually thought it was time to get organised with some seed planting for the Autumn vegetable garden on the weekend. The vegie patch needs a good weeding and lots of compost and organic matter dug through which we should have done in time for lots of new seedlings to be planted out.
The toddler twosome offered their ‘help'. I do love to see children outside getting messy and loving life though don't you?
Have to water your seeds and soil!
Of course we had to have a tray each!
I could spend all day here…..my little outdoor twin!
I think the pics speak for themselves on this one…i hope they gave you a smile!
Yes, they did get very dirty….
Yes, they did tip out all the seeds and soil at one stage…..
Yes, it did take me ages to clean them both up before we could step back inside and lunch had yet to be made….
Yes, it is taking me a lot longer to plant seeds than i would like….
Yes, the chickens were ‘fed' the soil mix….
BUT….look at the concentration, the fun, the learning…the EXPERIENCE! Do you like to garden with young children?
I hope you had a nice weekend!
The Provincial Homemaker says
Sounds like you and the twins had a great muddy day. I am sure the experience was worth the extra clean-up:)
Mooberry Farmwife says
Looks like fun, Jode. Yes, I do enjoy gardening with my children! Everything is more fun as a family, I think.
I hope you harvest a bumper crop!
Fiona from Arbordale Farm says
They look very involved in everything they are doing.
this looks fabulous!! two of my younger boys planted lettuce this fall….and when it came up..they could not believe it…they would just look at it and smile! i think I smiled very time I saw them smile!!!
The pictures really do speak for themselves Jode, although when I read the title I did think ‘No way…more twins on the way!” and was slightly relieved for you! The planting looks great fun and we can’t wait for the warmer weather to get out there and do some.
Thanks for linking to Family Frolics
Little Wonders' Days says
They look like they really had a great time. I’m looking forward to planting with my kids too. It will be a couple more weeks though.
Ngo Family Farm says
Fun, fun, fun! What great little helpers you have, and how lovely to sense your joy through your words and photos 🙂
Thanks all for stopping by and your lovely comments….i have been replying to everyone via email and then realised that some are a ‘no reply’ address (not sure why i didn’t notice this earlier!!)so my apologies if you have felt a bit miffed that i didn’t reply to comments…i thought i had personally, so sorry!!!
I’m still getting dirt out from under the girls nails from this activity by the way!!!
So cute. I remember when my girlies were that age, getting all messy!! Now their messes are even bigger!! lol This would make a great science experiment, though, so thank you for the idea.
The Mommies Made Me Do It says
Oh yes, we can’t wait for Spring to get here so we can start gardening. I’m planning a butterfly garden 🙂
Thanx for linking up on the Kids’ Co-Op Linky 🙂
Kierna C says
Brilliant to see children enjoying planting & getting muddy. Thanks for adding this to the outdoor play link up, Kierna
Thanks Kierna…i love the concept of the outdoor play link up!
Sheryl @ Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds says
LOVE that they were out there getting all messy and having fun!
What a great series of pictures. They look very busy! It would be lovely if you’d like to share this with our Spring Carnival. 🙂
Kristin @ Sense of Wonder says
Thank you so much for linking up! They look like they are having so much fun, and I love the chickens hanging out while you work!
Thanks Kristin…they certainly were having fun…not to mention the chooks!
pepper seeds says
Im happy for parents teaching their kids the importance of planting at an early age.