We picked the first squash from the garden this year- a little yellow one. Gabriel and I want to eat it for lunch- Violet said, "No." Maybe we will wait until tonight so Ross can have some too.
I swept the driveway and then we all scooped up the leaves and sticks in to a bag. It was messy and fun. We found lots of different bugs- Gabriel held them all, his friends. We looked up their names when we came in the house. Did you know that the name Phyllophaga (June Bug) is derived from the Greek words phyllon (φυλλον), which means
"leaf", and phagos (φαγος), which means "eater", with a feminine ending?? They are very clumsy bugs- is that feminine?
We had a pile of leaves sitting in the corner of our yard since the winter, and when we picked the top layer off, we found some rich compost with many worms. So, now we are going to make a worm compost bin- I had been wanting to and I figure this is just the start I need! I am planning on converting our old cloth diaper hamper (with a pop top lid) to use as a bin. Gabriel loves the worms- he calls them his 'friends' too. We 'fed' them some spinach and eggshells and other veggie 'waste' from preparing stock.