What a perfect day for Earth Day! We spent the morning at nature-based program the little one attends on Fridays where we felted eggs, made houses in the woods, cleaned up the grounds a bit, and enjoyed the sun for a full four hours. Then we came home and gardened! It felt so amazing to have my hands in the dirt again. We had added compost last fall, so the beds were pretty much all ready to go.
We direct-seeded beets, carrots (4 fun varieties!), lettuce, kale, chard, beans, and peas and some annuals. The little one is my handy waterer, so she gave all the seeds "a nice drink so they will grow big and strong." She kept taking videos with her camera while we were planting the carrots. I loved the narration..."And here we have the carrots we will soon pick and eat for our dinners." Super sweet, she is. I love that she is getting more and more involved in the gardening process as she gets older. You can definitely tell she remembers doing a lot of this last year.
Then we came in and dyed eggs! Sasa made some natural dyes while we were gone this morning. He used turmeric (yellow), beets (pink), purple cabbage (robin's egg blue), yellow onion skins (orange), and then we mixed them all to make one fun color! We're leaving them in overnight so they get pretty dark. With 24 eggs in all, I think we're going to have a pretty crazy egg hunt on our hands this Sunday!
Happy Earth Day and Happy Easter! I'll be back at the beginning of the week to share some of our Easter fun!