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What activities or projects are your kids excited about for this year?

 
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What activities or projects are your kids excited about for this year? Trying anything new? Any past success you want to share about?

My 5 yr. daughter is super excited to start a flower garden. We are potting some Pansies tomorrow, that her great-grandma bought her, to put beside her playhouse. She has a little watering can and is really looking forward to having real flowers to water instead of imaginary ones.

We are also trying to do a sunflower house, and maybe a fairy garden.

I'm doing a small container garden and she really wants to help with that.
Also I'm really hoping to be able to get some chickens. She has wanted some for a long time. When she was younger she use to take toilet paper and rip it up and then roll it into tiny balls to feed to her imaginary chickens.
 
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My kids are super excited about their chickens. They had been our neighbor's chickens, but they no longer had time to care for them, so we adopted them. The rooster is the sweetest bird I've ever met, and my son loves petting and carrying Goldie around.

They're also really excited about growing carrots and radishes in their garden beds--neither ever get very big before the kids eat them!

We're also building a kiwi trellis/play structure, and the kids have been enjoying that, too.

They've also been really interested in the potato bed I made in response to the terrible weather in the Great Plains area of the US. I'll mow the lawn with my reel mower and they run around after me picking up grass clipping and putting them in my son's wheelbarrow and then dumping them on the potato bed. It's awesome to see them so involved!
 
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Sounds wonderful Nicole! I am always inspired hearing about your kids and all your adventures and projects! I hope I can nurture such a strong love of gardening and homestead life in my own little ones!
 
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