May in Spy Garden

Bright white moth

Bright white moth

A big fat skink

A big fat skink

Love in a mist about to bloom

Love in a mist about to bloom

Neon weaving (by the Spy)

Neon weaving (by the Spy)

Yellow wonder wild strawberries (these are smaller than regular strawberries but much more flavorful)

Yellow wonder wild strawberries (these are smaller than regular strawberries but much more flavorful)

Me and Baby (the resemblance is uncanny!)

Me and Baby (the resemblance is uncanny!)

Red polka dots (some type of fungus or bug eggs?)

Red polka dots (some type of fungus or bug eggs?)

I added two big lilac plants to the garden; the smell is heavenly!

I added two big lilac plants to the garden; the smell is heavenly!

I heart ladybugs!

I heart ladybugs!

Pitching

Pitching

Wind up

Wind up

Wind up

And another

Like a pro!

Like a pro!

Baby's class had a presentation on their "Animal Project"

Baby’s class had a presentation on their “Animal Project”

Part of her homemade camo gear (used to hide in the forest to spot animals!)

Part of her homemade camo gear (used to hide in the forest to spot animals!)

Art in the classroom

Art in the classroom (the Forest)

Baby and her bestie on the playground

Baby and her bestie on the playground

Loads of strawberries in the school garden

Loads of strawberries in the school garden

And check out this cool composting set-up; complete with instructions!

And check out this cool composting set-up; complete with instructions!

All the new editions in the garden made possible by Gateway Greening!

Kid-made wind chimes/bird deterrents

Kid-made wind chimes/bird deterrents

Lots of native wildflowers on the playground

Lots of native wildflowers on the playground

Turtle-saving (from the road)

Turtle-saving (from the road)

Very red lettuce

Very red lettuce

Kohlrabi

Kohlrabi

Kohlrabi is much easier (in my experience) to grow than cabbage and you can eat the leaves just like cabbage or kale

Kohlrabi is much easier (in my experience) to grow than cabbage and you can eat the leaves just like cabbage or kale

We did a good job of checking the asparagus patch regularly and getting a good harvest this year. Now just a few spears here and there still popping up

We did a good job of checking the asparagus patch regularly and getting a good harvest this year. Now just a few spears here and there still popping up

Dexie chased this guy up a tree

Dexie chased this guy up a tree

Groundhog, far from the ground!

Groundhog, far from the ground!

And look who's back! Tonguey II (I believe this is the male; haven't seen the female yet; she is even bigger!)

And look who’s back! Tonguey II (I believe this is the male; haven’t seen the female yet; she is even bigger!)

Good climber (and good camouflage)

Good climber (and good camouflage)

The garden in some golden light

The garden in some golden light

Happy weekend all!

7 thoughts on “May in Spy Garden

  1. Eliza Waters

    Your garden and the school’s are looking great – we’ve had a cool spring and things are quite a bit further behind you. Love that artwork at school – it’s frame worthy. Is it ‘Zilla’s?
    I didn’t know that ground hogs could climb! Unfortunately, I saw one get hit on Friday by the car ahead of me. Awful!!!
    Those black snakes are so huge! They really must keep the rodents down, I expect.
    When does summer vacation start? Do the kids have summer school and camp?

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    1. Spy Garden Post author

      Thanks there are still 3 very large plots to be tilled and planted but we’re definitely past that awkward spring phase (wondering which are weeds and which are seedlings lol). The artwork is by all the kids in the class; I like it too!! It is different cut outs taped up to the wall (so quite large too!) My neighbor said ground hogs ate her chickens! I thought they were vegetarians! Learn something new every day, right?! Yes, the snakes are big and actually we think this might be a 3rd snake (tonguey iii haha) since is actually looks SMALLER than the two we saw last year! Summer “camp” at baby’s school started today (basically more of the same but even more time in the woods/creek) and the spy starts wed; several different camps for him and some chilling out with me at home too! Wooooo summer!

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      1. Eliza Waters

        Maybe the smaller snake is offspring from last summer?
        Were your neighbor’s chickens babies or juveniles? I’ve read that groundhogs will eat insects, snails, juvenile birds and eggs. Not always herbivores, I guess. I’ve noted that as roadkill, they are not eaten by coyotes or foxes. I wonder if this is why? Herbivores taste better than meat eaters perhaps. ;-)
        Sounds like a good start to summer – enjoy!

  2. narf7

    I note your belly spots are random but baby has a distinct pattern to hers. The Spy looks SO much like Smoochie as he gets older Ms Spy. It’s like looking at a Smoochie mini-me! I am not sure about hiding from animals but Baby will blend in perfectly with the homeless community should she ever decide to move to California and do a documentary on them. I LOVE that classroom art! I might have to pay Baby’s class to make me about forty eleven thousand of those bird scarers. Spy garden is out of her winter camouflage and back to galloping towards summer. We are enjoying the cold, the rain and the blissful warmth of Brunhilda and her endless cooking potential. I am guessing there is happy seasonal acceptance on both sides of the globe. “Represent-a!” ;)

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    1. Spy Garden Post author

      Thanks for the comments. Yes we are definitely swinging on into summer; still loootttts of spring work to do though in the garden! I love art by kids and baby’s school has a way of displaying it that always looks so chic and sophisticated haha!

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