What beautiful rain we’ve had, at least 150mm in the last week!
The rainwater tank is full again, the ground thoroughly soaked, you can just about hear the trees and plants sighing in content while the frogs haven’t stopped singing.
On Friday afternoon the sun came out again, taking the temperature back to 31 degrees, can you hear that? It’s grass growing…
With all that green- and happiness, what better place to be then outside.
All weekend we’ve been “playing” in the garden. The veggie garden is filling up further every the day. I’m currently working on a Candy Corridor, just snack on snow peas, strawberries and little tomatoes on your way into the garden, followed by the Fields of lettuce and spinach. Things like beetroot, cabbage, carrots, garlic, broccoli,… that need a bit longer to mature are growing more in the middle. While flowers to feed the bees and small fruit trees are growing the border. It’s really starting to take shape and hopefully will keep us supplied over the next couple of months. With giggling kids as a sound in the background, this song keeps me company in my head. Be warned it’s an earworm ((Dictionary link)!
Dirtgirlworld is a local production that get’s broadcast all over the world. It’s a fun program to inspire kids to go and play outside… and get grubby. While they get taught about growing veggies, recycling and bugs. Still no television in our house, but the kids sometimes watch it on the laptop on a rainy day. That is, if they’re not doing their favourite game: a rain dance, jumping and splashing around in the rain, in the nude of course!
Last night was Earth Hour, our lights were out at 8:30, but to be honest after a full day outside, all were so tired that we were all in bed!