Thursday, August 19, 2010

Fresh from the Yard

This summer is the first we've been able to start thinking about gardening. We planted some raspberry and blueberry bushes, and we're so excited to see how much we were able to harvest in the first year. It was a great opportunity to teach the kids about where food come from and learn some basic plant biology. Here are some of the blueberries we picked.

The kids loved to pick and sample them. We also started a garden this summer, and hope it will help to foster an appreciation for the work required to grow food. Maybe it will help the kids to venture out and become fans of other types of vegetables they have shied away from in the past. It did work with some crookneck squash we grew. Elliott was so excited to pick it and normally wouldn't eat that (he prefers butternut squash), but he specifically asked from some on his plate. Still working on fresh greens. So far all they'll eat is kale and spinach chips.

1 comment:

  1. My kids LOVE blueberries! We had fresh blueberry pancakes yesterday morning YUM! Check out my blog, I am also raising my toddler and preschooler Vegan!