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Once upon a time Lincoln planted some flower seeds in a couple of pots. We put them on the deck where they received lots of water, sun and love. This is what grew…

Hello flowers, nice to meet you!

Little white flowers.

Side by side.

These are the only flowers we planted this year. Everything else in the garden, and multiple flower boxes and containers, is all edible. We planted tomatoes, peppers (hot and sweet), carrots, beets, peas, squash, green onions, spinach, lettuce, strawberries, asparagus, beans, basil, oregano, cilantro, sage, mint, rosemary, and summer savory. The gardens are bursting with life and we are already enjoying the fruits (and veggies) of our labour. I don’t mind gardening as long as it is food – I need something in return for all the hard work.

But here is a little food for thought: The Mayor once told me that flowers are food for the soul. I can see his point but I think I’ll stick to the veggies. Munch, Munch.

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Boys will be boys

Lincoln loves playing in the dirt and mud. I joked with the health nurse the other day that he probably wouldn’t need his one-year needles because of all the dirt he has eaten in the past month. She thinks it’s great that he loves being outside and is being exposed to dirt and germs, but he’ll still get his needles – shhh, don’t tell him.

We bought Lincoln a $5 pool because he loves to splash around in the water, and we all know what a love of dirt and water creates…MUD!  He decided the other day that it would be a good idea to climb into his wading pool fully clothed.

The dryer ball is good for everything except preventing static on clothes.

He got nice and dirty and was oh so proud of himself. I missed his actually time in the pool but the aftermath was definitely captured.

Yellow!

Lincoln decided that mom needed a hug after he was done. I think he just wanted to get me dirty too but I took the hug anyway – how can you say no to a face like this…

Hi mom!

His clothes went straight in the washing machine and came out sparkling clean – thanks Seventh Generation! I can’t wait until the weather gets nicer so he can play outside without clothes on.

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At Christmas Lincoln received a couple of Sprig toys from Nanny and Poppy. If you haven’t heard of Sprig they are a company that makes eco-friendly toys made out of a special mix of recycled wood and reclaimed plastic and they are battery-free. The toys actually smell like wood! Both the sand truck and heli-scoopter came with wild flower seeds that we decided to plant the other day. We planted them in a couple of flower pots so Lincoln could watch them grow.

Here we are prepping the pots with fresh soil.

Thankfully the seeds came packaged in a flower shaped disc that Lincoln could easily place into the pot. Of course they both came out a couple of times before we were actually finished but at least no seeds were wasted.

Lincoln needed to inspect it one more time before he was satisfied with its placement in the pot.

Lincoln using his trusty dump truck to transport more soil to put on top of the seeds.

After a little bit of water we moved the pots over by the pool. There are no signs of life yet but we are excited to see what kind of flowers grow.

Lincoln loves dirt and had a lot of fun planting his flowers. He often helps dad out in the garden and this is our second year planting our vegetable garden. Most of the plants have popped up and the garden has been loving the rain! We are proactively putting a deer fence up this year – we were lucky last summer but don’t want to push it, especially since something already ate the basil. And no, it wasn’t Lincoln 🙂

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