Our vegetable garden is finally underway, and that means there are bees buzzing around our yard constantly now. Big Kid has been weary of bees since she got stung 2 years ago, and she is also always nervous because I had an allergic reaction to a bee sting the same summer she got stung.However, she also … Continue reading Bees

Too Many Carrots

Have you ever had too many carrots? Well, we did. Our garden was overflowing with carrots, just when our farm share started throwing them in every week. Big Kid and I decided the only logical thing to do would be to bake carrot muffins. We love a good muffin in our house, and I love … Continue reading Too Many Carrots

The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear

One of the perks of having a farm share from our local farms is that we get into pick-your-own for free. This morning I left out "The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear", by Audrey and Don Wood, along with "The Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher" by Molly Bang … Continue reading The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear

Planting a Rainbow

Ahhhhh, spring. That means it's garden time! We have a large vegetable garden in our back yard where we attempt to grow our vegetables for the summer. We are generally moderately successful. This year, Big Kid has been involved with the whole process, starting with planting seeds, and now planting in the ground and weeding. … Continue reading Planting a Rainbow

Butterfly Butterfly: A Book of Colors

This shimmery covered book tells the story of a little girl who sees a butterfly fluttering around her garden. She loses sight of the butterfly, but discovers there are many other different colored bugs in her garden for her to enjoy. "Butterfly Butterfly" by Petr Horacek, introduces youngsters to colors in a subtle, natural way … Continue reading Butterfly Butterfly: A Book of Colors