Tuesday, May 1, 2012
On a much happier note...I succeeded in getting 3 of my children to weed around our 12 blueberry bushes. We have clay soil so we tilled and added peat moss before planting them and then added pine mulch. Anyway, I noticed they were crying out to be weeded and I really want the kids to help happily in the yard. So I told them they are in charge of 2 blueberry plants each. To include, weeding, watering, pruning and harvesting. But they have to share the berries with the family. I gave them the example of having a baby. I feed it, change it's diaper, rock it to sleep, but everyone gets to play with it. My son had tons of different color yarn out for some braiding project he made up, so I had them each grab a color and mark their plant. They loved it! I even had my son draw up a map of everyone's plants. Oh, the creativity we mothers must have, huh?