Caroline and Johanna have picked up bison hunting these days. Here's how it goes. One of them goes out shooting with their bow and arrows. The other one is waiting back at "home", the deck. The homemaker takes the bison head (right now, a Chia Head we were given and haven't seeded yet) and washes it, cooks it, and then they plan dinner. Thankfully our yard is filled with stick arrows for all of their hunting. Sometimes they add greens - grass and weeds and dandelions - to make a soup to compliment the bison. This entertains them for hours.
And other times the girls, along with the twins, have helped plant. They each have two herbs to care for. We planted Oregano, Parsley, Basil, Dill, Stevia, Lavender, and Cilantro, some outdoor and some in my window sill herb pot. The windy night last night had me fretting over the herbs I left precariously on the ledge. I was relieved that they were still there come this morning, stick labels and all.
You should see the pride Ainsleigh and Annabelle have in their lavender plants. They honestly think each morning when they check on them that there will be something big and beautifully purple to greet them. I can't wait for the day - very soon - that they will see growth in their pots.
Oh, and the blue flower pot, does that color look familiar? I had to use up the bed spray paint. I would spray the whole world that color if I could.
the sleepy time gal