Monthly Archives: July 2014

The Jewel Box

Baby painting still life of tomatoes and the Spy making a crack-proof thing around an egg.

Baby painting still life of tomatoes and the Spy making a crack-proof thing around an egg.

Using straws and tape (and about a 60 minute time limit) try and build something that will protect an egg from dropping to the ground.

Egg Drop Batting Practice

Egg Drop Batting Practice

You can also use paper and bubble wrap (in addition to straws and tape).

The Spy and his friend

The Spy and his friend

Yolk

Yolk

Heirloom Tomatoes

Heirloom Tomatoes

Hahahaaa

Hahahaaa

Belgian White Carrot Seed Head

Belgian White Carrot Seed Head

Delice de la Table (melon; like cantaloupe)

Delice de la Table (melon; like cantaloupe)

Rouge Vif d'Etampes

Rouge Vif d’Etampes

7.30.14

7.30.14

Yellow Blooms on Red Romaine seed heads (and nasturtium in the background)

Yellow Blooms on Red Romaine seed heads (and nasturtium in the background)

Love in a mist (nigella) seed pods drying out and feverfew in the background

Love in a mist (nigella) seed pods drying out and feverfew in the background

Sunflowers

Sunflowers

Red romaine blossoms (nasturtiums in the background)

Red romaine blossoms (nasturtiums in the background)

Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus

Red Romaine and Nasturtiums (and the garden living room)

Red Romaine and Nasturtiums (and the garden living room)

Harlequin Marigold

Harlequin Marigold

Rouge Vif d'Etampes pumpkin

Rouge Vif d’Etampes pumpkin

Dexie

Dexie

Atlantic Giant Pumpkin

Atlantic Giant Pumpkin

Red

Red

Balloons

Balloons

Daniel Boone Bridge

Daniel Boone Bridge

Missouri River

Missouri River

Horses in Fog

Horses in Fog

Fog in Missouri River Valley

Fog in Missouri River Valley

Baby at School

Baby at School

Forest School

Forest School

And in other cool structures…

The Jewel Box

The Jewel Box

Blooms at the Jewel Box

Blooms at the Jewel Box

Built in 1936

Built in 1936

Awesomest green house: we need a (smaller) version!

Awesome green house: we need a (smaller) version!

Pretty Jewel Box

Pretty Jewel Box

7.27.14

Atlantic Giant Pumpkin

Atlantic Giant Pumpkin

Leaves Pruned (from Russian Red/Ragged Jack Kale)

Leaves Pruned (from Russian Red/Ragged Jack Kale)

From left: Corn/Sunflowers, "Sunset" Lettuce going to seed,

From left: Corn/Sunflowers, “Sunset” Lettuce going to seed and nasturtiums as ground cover

Tree pose on coffee table in the garden living room

Tree pose on coffee table in the garden living room

Garden…

Living

Living

Room

Room

Maggie and Spy Sister/Aunt Spy

Maggie and Spy Sister/Aunt Spy

Trellis

Trellis

Rouge de Vif D'Etampes pumpkins growing on trellis

Rouge de Vif D’Etampes pumpkins growing on trellis

Harlequin Marigold

Harlequin Marigold

Doodles by the Spy

Doodles by the Spy

Tassel

Tassel (corn)

Sunflowers in the breeze.

Sunflowers in the breeze.

Lemon Cucumber

Lemon Cucumber

Delikatesse Cucumber Blossom

Delikatesse Cucumber Blossom

A windy, breezy, beautiful day!

 

Late July 2014

Atlantic Giant Pumpkin

Atlantic Giant Pumpkin

"Titan" Sunflower

“Titan” Sunflower

Mexican Sunflower

Mexican Sunflower

Clockwise from left: hibiscus, corn, yellow strawberry and purslane

Clockwise from left: hibiscus, corn, yellow strawberry and purslane

If canning is "fun" I wonder why all these jars have never been used?! hahaha

If canning is “fun” I wonder why all these jars have never been used?! hahaha

White Tailed Deer

White Tailed Deer

Garden Living Room

Garden Living Room

Marigolds, eucalyptus, hibiscus

Marigolds, eucalyptus, hibiscus

Blackberry Bush is getting very tall (on trellis on right side of picture)

Blackberry Bush is getting very tall (on trellis on right side of picture)

Rouge de Vif D'Etampes pumpkins, Lemon cucumbers and Delikatesse cucumbers on this trellis (and amaranth on the right)

Rouge de Vif D’Etampes pumpkins, Lemon cucumbers and Delikatesse cucumbers on this trellis (and amaranth on the right)

Hartman's Giant Amaranth

Hartman’s Giant Amaranth

Amaranth is a grain you can cook like quinoa. I love the magenta seed heads and stalks. The grain (little shiny black seeds) grow in the fluffy pink tops of these awesome plants. I planted this variety from Baker Creek seeds several years ago and it re-seeds itself every year. Amaranth is one of my favorite plants in the garden.

Little Collection of Bones

Little Collection of Bones

The Spy found all these bones (and many more!) in the woods at forest-school summer camp. Friday was his last day at camp.

Gift from school

Gift from school

It was a fun June and July at summer camp!

It was a fun June and July at summer camp!

The Spy is off to other adventures, but Baby’s new school year at forest-school begins Monday!

Baby's Classroom

Baby’s Classroom

Baby's Clay Sculpture (with the artist's explanation haha)

Baby’s Clay Sculpture (with the artist’s explanation haha)

View from windows in Baby's classroom

View from windows in Baby’s classroom

See the cave? And at the top of the hill is Squirrely Garden.

More sights...

More sights…

from...

from around…

forest school

forest school.

Maze by the Spy

Maze by the Spy

Purple Skies

Purple Skies

Shallow End

Shallow End

Deep End

Deep End