Friday, April 30, 2010

A Bit of Earth


To give you an indication, this is what our driveway looks like right now.

Little maple helicopters All Over The Place! It's insane. Luckily, (or unluckily, depending on your point of view) my son has been learning all about gardening and plants this week in school. I asked him what he did in school, learned about Dirt. Who lives in Dirt? Worms. Do worms eat people. Noooo...he laughed. Anyway, they planted a bean seed in one school, and it's growing. Apparently that experiment was So Much Fun, Chris wanted to do more. He told me he wanted to go shopping for more seeds, more seeds to plant.
So, it just so happened God plopped a whole bunch of seeds right in our yard, so we began with these seeds. The trees were supposed to be "poplar hybrids" but they've hybridized the poplar right out and they are maples through and through. The last two years they've dropped seeds, and they've grown into little treelets in the garden, yard, driveway...well, this year, we're doing a controlled planting for Chris. If the treelet takes, we'll plant them on our new lot.

Chris and Daddy filled a cup with potting soil. Then Chris thought long and hard about which 2 seeds he would choose to plant.

And Daddy let him put one in the dirt.

All topped off with a bit of earth.

They were So Sweet.

And consequently I've had this song stuck in my head.