Potted Chocolate Mint Pudding
We don't usually write about snacks, but we always start the afternoon off with a snack. It's the end of the day, at the end of the week, and we all need a little boost. We usually have juice, fruit, and a snack. Today we had a special treat, Potted Chocolate Mint Pudding. The recipe is from Martha Stewart and includes ground cookie dirt, a mint sprig, and gummy worm. Everyone had fun putting them together and eating them!
Tina brought in her worm bin and she talked to the kids about worm composting (also called Vermiculture). She uses "red wigglers" and composts fruit (but not banana peels or citrus peels) and vegatables scraps and shredded paper. She explained that worm composting produces high quality compost and fertilizing liquid. And the best part - it's nearly odorless! She says if you're really quiet, sometimes you can hear the worms eating. The kids donned with gloves got to handle the worms. It didn't seem to bother them that composting is all about poops.
The HUGE Haul
The kids got to take home what they harvested. They also got to take one of the plants the Forbes family provided to plant at home.
The BIG Harvest
Mother nature was kind to us inspite of Friday the 13th. The rain stopped, so we decided to check on the garden. Much to our surprise, it was time to harvest the radishes and kale. The kids went wild. Who knew gardening could be so much fun? I wish I had brought a video camera instead of a camera. Then you could hear the excitement, but I think you can see it on their faces...
Planting New Plants
Harvesting made room for new plants. Thanks to the Forbes family, we had tons of new ones to plant. The kids planted tomato and pepper plants.
It's Friday. What a great reason to goof around!
Next week is the last session. It's going to be hard to beat the excitement of this week, but we'll try!