sábado, 1 de agosto de 2009

Outdoor Hour # 30

This was supposed to be weeds and seeds but we concentrated on the weeds only. At first I read the kids a story from this book:

In the story the kids shrink and are able to go and visit seeds underground. They see how carrot seeds start sprouting (above) and visit onion ladies (below). They also hear the weeds boasting about how they won't let the small carrots grow and they promise the carrots that they'll pull all the weeds out the next day.

The kids already know the story but don't mind hearing it over and over again. Apart from the story we also love the illustrations.

This is part of our garden. The picture was taken about a week ago when we did this study and the difference is already huge; everything seems to grow so fast! Closest to the camera are kale (Brassica oleracea Acephala group), then rocket (Eruca sativa) and closest to Lucas dill (Anethum graveolens). We also have spring onion, basil, broccoli, green beans and maxixe growing.

We pulled some weeds from the dill and the kids thought it was great fun. I picked dill for them to work with as the leaves are so clearly recognisable that I knew they would be pulling only weeds and not the dill :) They obviously also got to taste some dill and thought it was yummy.

We also took a look at the weed situation in the front yard and found some amongst the grass. We also marvelled at the blooming heliconia (above) and the almost ripe cherry tomatoes (below).

4 comentários:

Barb-Harmony Art Mom disse...

What a beautifully illustrated story about weeds! Even though I can't understand a word of the writing, the picture is a story all by itself. :)

Your garden looks great! I would love to use the photo of your son in the garden and the one with both of them tasting the dill for the OH Challenge photos of the week. Please email me and let me know if that is okay. harmonyfinearts@yahoo.com

Thanks so much for sharing your study this week.

Barb-Harmony Art Mom

mamãe disse...

Thanks for the comment! I just sent you an e-mail! :)

Dawn disse...

Your garden looks wonderful! That book sounds like a fun one...such cute illustrations. :)

mamãe disse...

Thanks Dawn! The kids got the book for their birthday last year and it has become a firm favourite :) The stories were actually written in the 40s but the illustrations are contemporary.