Yesterday we made a trip to the local greenhouse to pick some plants for our community garden plot. We had a lot of peppers and tomatoes we had started ourselves but had some gaps to fill. Maddie also got to pick some flowers to plant in her old rainboots. Last night she was checking out DIY.org and decided to take some close ups of her flowers for her account. I know I am her mother so therefore think all she does is wonderful but WOW!
We heard the master gardeners from Cornell Cooperative Extension were going to plant a butterfly garden behind the library and were looking for helpers. That was an easy “Yes!” from us. We are in 4H and constantly at the library so it all went together. Maddie loved planting and taking pictures. It will be a lot of fun to watch the garden grow through the summer. A lot of summer reading programs are held outside since the library is small inside!
And one of the more exciting parts was discovering a robin had made a nest and laid eggs in one of the windowboxes. We are hoping to make more trips down this week and next so Maddie can take more photos! Perhaps a photo essay about robin eggs is coming for a fair project!
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