Amazing how a couple weeks in a midwest summer makes the weeds go crazy! I spent part of my "freedom" weekend whilst the boys play working on some suburban gardening. I am experimenting with putting some plants destined for the wood in pots till the fall when I move them over. I also weeded the herb gardening before the weather took a shift any brought in a cooling storm. I was able to harvest a good amount of comfrey to make into an infused oil.
This is one of my favorite finds that the boys dug up from the woods- a good reminder on these hot summer days to water the garden when mother nature forgets! I found it buried under the weeds and put it out full and front in the garden bed!
A brief review of a super sweet little book for little ones with a healthy mix of wonderful imagination and free play- Mud Pies and Other Recipes by Marjorie Winslow. I have the recently re-printed version done by the New York Review Children's Collection. The original was printed in the early 60's- it brings back memories of my childhood when I would make "soup" from some water soaked with basil leaves- my imaginary friends loved it! I highly recommend this sweet little book- I will keep you posted on what "mud pies" my fella create with it this week!
I am counting down the minutes today till my boys return home- I miss them like crazy and look forward to packing up my baked beans, tracking down some sparklers, and head out to be with my family this afternoon.