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N1959 Kroncke Road
Poynette, WI 53955

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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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Kids in the Garden–Week 1

mosaic91daf60ef4a45539f1555c8e21cded309b66d330Amazingly we managed to avoid rain and storms for our first week of 'Kids in the Garden’.

Kids in the Garden - Week 1We saw lots of familiar faces and welcomed new ones into our group.   The kids started by meeting the animals and getting a ‘low down’ on what was going to happen this summer.  Next – they planted some beans to climb up the old play set.  It seems that kids always like when they get to play in dirt.

Next – it was time to get together our ‘garden treat’ for the day.  We sent the kids into the chicken coop to each gather an egg.  It was a first for many.  Next – they each picked a leaf of basil.  Kids in the Garden - Week 1The kids split into two groups – one for cracking and scrambling the eggs and the other for chopping up the basil.  Once Diane friend up the eggs the kids got to each try a little cup of fresh from the coop scrambled eggs with a little basil and salt and pepper for seasoning.

 Kids in the Garden - Week 1

I’m pretty sure Jason enjoyed the eggs.  He politely went back for seconds…four times! 

Once the treat was done we gave the kids a little break and then it was time to visit the gardens.  The kids measured the sunflowers at 1” tall.  It will be fun to track their growth – hopefully with some rain this year. 

IMG_0404-001As a little treat – all the kids that came to the first day of ‘Kids in the Garden’ got to take home a potted ever bearing strawberry plant that they can raise and take care of at home this summer. 

We ended the day by checking out the snapping turtle that had made it’s way into our front yard while we were gardening. Frank and Diane returned him to the marsh down the road on their way home from our house that night.

Does this sound like fun?  Bring your child next week Wednesday from 2:00 – 3:30.  Drop in’s are welcome at just $5/kid/day. 

Download the Week 1 Worksheet for your child to complete (100% optional) and bring it back next week by clicking HERE

Thanks to everyone who came out for our first day!  It’s going to be a great summer in the garden!


Unknown said...

So much fun watching the kids get excited about gardening and farming! Zach loved the cooking part!

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