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Take Hwy 51 North from Madison, go straight onto Hwy 22, turn east (right) onto Hwy 60 almost immediately. Drive 2 miles and go North (left) onto Kroncke Road. We're just over a mile on the left-hand side.

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Friday, July 6, 2012

Kids in the Garden – Happy 4th of July

Hi everyone!  We didn’t have a Kids in the Garden program this week due to the holiday.  I hope everyone enjoyed their sweltering hot fourth of July.  I would love to hear how the fireworks were!  We didn’t go to any – way too hot for little Pip, especially since she’s just starting to feel better from her fever and ear infection.

So, I ventured out to the gardens early this morning to I could give you all a quick report of some of what’s happening out there.  Frank and Diane have been diligently and relentlessly watering the gardens.  With this crazy heat they even had to water things twice yesterday since it all looked so terrible.  Thank goodness the forecast says we’re going to cool down a bit starting tomorrow.  Anyone else feel trapped?

Kids in the Garden - Off Week

My first stop was the sunflower field.  Since we are growing these just for fun and not for eating we have not irrigated the field. 

 

The tallest sunflower measured about 19-inches but most were measuring around 12” – just one inch taller than last week.  I’m sure that has to do with the heat and lack of rain.

Kids in the Garden - Off Week

 

My next stop was to miscellaneous patch behind the wood stove.  Here, Diane told me I would find a zucchini to pick – and I did! 

Kids in the Garden - Off Week

 

Then – I wanted to see how the Fairy Garden was looking…

Kids in the Garden - Off Week

 

BEAUTIFUL!  I have some fun new things in store for the fairy garden this weekend (as long as it really does cool down at least some – then I’ll go outside again…) so be sure to have you and your kiddo’s stop by on Thursday. 

Kids in the Garden - Off Week

 

I wanted to see how our mascot – the Rain Gauge Gnome was doing.  He still looks pretty happy and relaxed but sadly there is still no water in his gauge. 

Kids in the Garden - Off Week

BUT, Frank and Diane have been doing an awesome job on watering our gardens.  See the little tomatoes starting!?

Kids in the Garden - Off Week

And the barrel is looking fabulous!

Kids in the Garden - Off Week

 

The beans are growing nicely.

Kids in the Garden - Off Week

 

I stopped by the girls’ strawberry patch before I headed in to my cool house.  Here’s my take from this morning – a zucchini and a handful of strawberries (I’ll have to pick more later but my hands were already full!).

I think next week is definitely going to be a good one for the kiddo’s to see all that has started to grow and produce vegetables.  I’m excited to see the progress myself!

And I do have to give a BIG THANKS to Frank and Diane for keeping our gardens flourishing in this time of draught and heat!

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