So, today I was able to share that magic with Seth and Caroline. (Henry was at a playdate, and will plant his seeds tomorrow. Evan, on the other hand, is only allowed to play with dirt OUTSIDE at this point in his young life.) The kids LOVED it. They were very busy...they prepared our workspace by spreading the newspapers, they spooned the soil into the flats, placed the seeds and covered them up, and watered them. Ten to twelve weeks from now, we'll be able to plant our pansies outside!
They were chatting the whole time, mostly talking shop. Seth said, "I love this kind of work. It'll make the plants grow and the flowers come. And then the bees will get the pollen from the flowers, make honey, and then I'll be able to have more peanut butter and honey sandwiches!" Caroline was making a list of everything she wants to plant this year. According to her, we are going to have a very full garden.
I can't wait for spring!
Spooning the dirt into the flats