14 July 2012 01:31
Last week described my children as resourceful. I think that is a really good description for them. We try to bring them up to be self sufficient, supportive and respectful. It doesn't always materialise but I think this week is another example of them showing initiative and resourcefulness in their play time together.
Making Snail Gardens
It all began when I asked the children to water the greenhouse and have a look for snails and slugs to remove from around the lettuce. The next thing I knew, they were rifling through the recycling for jars and tubs to make "snail homes" for the evicted creatures! This became a serious endeavour as they scrubbed, cleaned and prepared a feast for their new pets!
Round and round the green house they went, each in search of the largest most impressive snail. I did have to sacrifice
some of my tomatoes and Clio considered treating them to a strawberry, but then thought better of it! They had such a lovely afternoon, which was perfect as Nick was away and I was holding fort with the holiday business and farm so no opportunity for a family outing. We now have snail pets in their bedrooms, I am hoping this phase will soon pass!
Clio even found a caterpillar she named Bella to add to her snail garden. Later that afternoon she let Bella go but drew a picture to remember her by.
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