i have really let my garden plot go this winter, with my new job and more gym time on the schedule, it's been hard to get over there. i have even thought about letting it go...once again....but just like last year i am hanging on to it for another year. i realized i could get my camp fire kids to help, which was the reason i took the plot in the first place. how had i forgotten my original plan, to teach the kids and get them some hands on experience growing vegetables? so last monday, i invited my older group and a few other camp fire kids to help me get ready for spring planting. i am always looking for new ways to earn beads and looking through my vintage camp fire book, i found 8 beads we could earn together.
we started out with a ton of weeds and harvested beets and fennel...
carrots found mixed in with weeds, kids LOVE to find them (note to self: throw carrot seeds randomly throughout the year to keep kids excited at weeding)
prepping the beds with manure
more weeding (there was a black widow spider in that shed back there, had to act calm and cool when i was really thinking, holy crap!!)
my beets had really gone to town over the winter and most were too gigantic to eat. we sent the good ones to the food bank
the crew at the end of the morning, lots of smiles and excitement for next months tomato planting... can't wait!!