I took the picture above at the groundbreaking ceremony at baby’s new school today. And when I say “ceremony” I mean, I ceremoniously shoved the shovel into the ground and started to dig the plots. Baby’s school is a Forest School (click here to read about one mom’s description of a Forest school in Denmark) and gardening is integral in the curriculum and for the chef’s lunch and snack offerings (yes, they have a chef!)
The students have named the garden…drumroll, please…
I believe the name derives from one child’s affinity for a long-lost stuffed-animal squirrel. Though I prefer my squirrels OUT of the garden (i.e. doing yoga in the trees), I love the name for the double (it might be a triple) entendre. Squirrely, as in eccentric: and the garden is sure to be unique and unconventional. I am the CEO of Squirrely Garden (hahhaha best title ever), so I will be sharing more about it as it develops.
Back at Spy Garden…
It was the first warm Saturday in a while and it was wonderful to be outside all day,
roasting marshmallows, swinging, playing catch,
It was nice to notice changes to the winter palatte, even if only tiny bits of green. One of my favorite spring sites is the big mounds of topsoil and compost at Fick’s:
What are your favorite first signs of spring?