Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Merry Christmas Everyone!
Every time the kids come outside to do something they are bursting with excitement and enthusiasm and are so keen to get involved. I contacted the local council who delivered bark chippings for free. The kids loved filling the wheelbarrow and covering over the paths and other play areas where the grass had worn away. They planted spring bulbs, weeded and we moved some overgrown hebes to make more room for growing salad and veg next year. I have also been writing a grant application to create an outdoor learning space in a small overgrown woodland area. I really love working with the children.
A five year old was so funny picking and eating handfuls of chives for the first time. He was laughing his head off. I think he just loved the idea he could pick something that looked like grass and eat it. He filled his pockets with chives and went back to class.
A big thank you to all the parents who came to our Ground Force day. So much more can be achieved with a group of people and it's loads more fun too. My talented friend Polly showed the children how to make decorated jar lanterns. They were hung from trees and lit for the school's bonfire celebration. Looked fantastic.
I didn't complain once about the bad weather this year. I really didn't have time to do much work on my allotment. It would have been very annoying if everyone had been raving about the amazing produce they were cultivating. When I heard of failed seedlings and poor growth I was quite glad I hadn't bothered. It's bad enough with the badgers and birds helping themselves to everything I grow.
Nevertheless, I wish everyone a bountiful harvest in 2013.
Lots of love, The Green Lady X