Our pumpkins were in sad shape. You couldn't even call them pumpkins anymore really. Just orange gooey lumps! So today all the pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns had to be gotten tid of. I was worried that Sam might get upset about having to throw her jack-o-lantern in the compost so I decided we would plant some of the uncarved and already mush pumpkins.
Sam helped me dig a big hole and then throw a couple pumpkins into the hole. We filled the hole back up and then stuck in a laminated sign on a stake, "I Planted My Pumpkin HERE!" This got quite the excitement out of Sam! Thank you Grandma for the idea of the sign. It will not only remind me that we planted pumpkin seeds there (I probably would have thought they were some kind of weed!) but it will also be really great for Sam to remember that it was HER pumpkin and she helped plant it.
Can't wait to see if they actually grow!
The Nitty Gritty!
Here is our sign, just in case you needed possibly the simplest Word document EVER!
Wanted to share a few quotes with you tonight.
First one I heard at the WAEE Fall Conference that I presented at. The keynote speaker was amazing and she used this quote in her speech.
"To the extent that it is possible, you must live in the world today as you wish everyone to live in the in the world to come. That can be your contribution. Otherwise, the world you want will never be formed. Why? Because you're waiting for others to do what you're not doing; and they are waiting for you, and so on." Alice Walker
The second one is the first line in a book that I just picked up at the library. Growing up Green by Alice Skelsey and Gloria Huckaby
"The surest way for a child to grow up green is to be exposed to parents who are still growing green".
So glad we are getting our big garden going next spring!