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Kids Garden Class 2016

Discussion in 'Everything Else Garden' started by thistlebloom, May 22, 2016.

  1. Jul 16, 2016
    digitS'

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    I really enjoyed visiting El Paso and Austin. It was great being in Corpus Christi for 3 weeks of sun and surf ... in November!

    My grandmother's father (my great grandfather ;)) was from Texas. My family has a picture of him beside his team. He had a hat you would never imagine. A Deerstalker! Like Sherlock Holmes!

    He was wearing something that you might think belongs on a Texan. A six-shooter, strapped around his waist. He wasn't a very big guy. That revolver looked mighty big in that picture ;).

    Steve
     
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  2. Aug 4, 2016
    thistlebloom

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    We took a break from all that back breaking garden labor on the July 28 class. We had a few contests, with prizes!! :ya

    It was girls vs boys to pick the most edible weeds in 10 minutes.
    Lambs quarters and purslane.

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    The boys edged the girls out for a victory, but only by a few ounces.

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    The water relay was popular.


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    Chasing each other around with the squirters was even more popular with some.

    No pictures of the grasshopper catching contest. The boys landslided the girls with their technique.

    But the girls fought back with their intellects and obliterated the boys on the BFW (Big Fat Word) quiz. They used the break between activities to study their garden journals and quiz each other.

    The look on the boys faces was priceless when it was their turn to supply the definitions. ....sideways looks at each other... shrugs...
    ...crickets... :lol:

    It was a hot day and the kids enjoyed dunking their heads.

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    And kicking their shoes off.
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    Yesterdays class was much cooler and windier. Some of the kids showed up in shorts and flip flops, but ran back home to change into jeans and jackets.

    The kids picked a project from @Carol Dee 's Garden Lab book. It tied in with one of our BFW's, entomology. They chose rocks from the yard to transform into insects.

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    The kids traded in popsicles for a cup of hot cocoa. Never thought that would happen. Here's to you August!

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  3. Aug 4, 2016
    Nyboy

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    Very jealous of your yard it looks like a park !!!!!!! You have so much room.
     
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  4. Aug 4, 2016
    Carol Dee

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    So happy the book has added ideas to your already FUN & FABULOUS garden club @thistlebloom
     
  5. Aug 4, 2016
    Smart Red

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    Thistlebloom, what a fun and special way to get children interested in their world. These are days those children will never forget. Lucky them! Wonderful you!.
     
  6. Aug 4, 2016
    baymule

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    That looks like so much fun! One of these days you will be the best grandma in the world!
     
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  7. Aug 4, 2016
    Carol Dee

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  8. Aug 5, 2016
    Smart Red

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    She gets a 'Best' for summer school educators from me.
     
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  9. Aug 5, 2016
    Nyboy

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    Thistle for president !!!!!!!!
     
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  10. Aug 5, 2016
    thistlebloom

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