Good day fellow gardeners...grownups and kids alike!
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Today is our day to visit all the wonderful gardens and projects that we have been working on. I am pleased to say that the rain has stopped long enough that we have actually been able to start our maze project!
After choosing where our maze would go we had to remove and relocate the red and black currants as well as a couple of gooseberry bushes.
Next we laid out a hose in the approximate shape that Sweet Girl thought would be just right!
Note, ignore the shadow of the dork with the camera above her head!
Since this is an area of the garden that has never been cultivated I decided to get out the handy dandy rototiller...
I had considered just letting the floor of the maze be grass but was honest enough with myself to know that I just didn't want to have to mow it every week!
And for the record yes my legs are that loooong...ahem.
After getting the area rototilled I tried to figure out what I could put down to keep the weeds down in the maze. Black plastic is to easily ripped, and too slippery...besides being plain ugly. I considered just putting straw down but I knew the kids would just throw it around and then up would come the weeds...
I remembered we had an old felt (from the mill my hubby works at) out in the pasture...I drug it into the garden. Baby Boy sprayed it off for me.
Of course since we used water to clean it that meant there were little puddles of water left...hmmm what do kids do in little puddles of water?
Oh yeah...its puddle jumpin' time!
You go girl!
I love how kids can find great fun in just the simplest of things!
They spent the longest time just jumping and laughing on the future floor of their maze!
Today I'm going to finish the tilling. Then I'll attempt to cut a spiral pattern in the felt...that stuff is harrrrd to cut! Next will be the fence and finally the planting. We're hoping to have it all done by the end of the weekend...if the weather cooperates!
Oh yes...we also started planting out our tomatoes! Well I planted while the little one 'supervised', lol!
So my fellow kinderGARDENERS...what have you been up to?
Have you taken the time to have a little fun in your gardens this week?