Saturday, June 7, 2008
Tonight Alissa and I went out to pick lettuce for supper out of our garden and low and behold we got a surprise!
We found two little Cabbage Loopers hiding underneath the leaves! The first one we plucked off and squished but the second one we scooped up on the end of a wooden spoon and spent the next few minutes observing it. The kids enjoyed watching it loop around and grab onto things. We held a bunch of flowers up to it and it grabbed ahold of them and crawled around. Lots of fun and a chance to learn too.
During supper while eating the lettuce (yummy) I asked the kids to "tell" daddy about our find. Of course they didn't know it but they were narrating our science/nature lesson!
Since we were having spaghetti for supper I took Thomas out with me to pick some fresh basil for our sauce as well and although he didn't want to taste it he did smell it:) Two leaves were sufficient to add a nice flavor to our sauce.
I took the time to talk to Alissa about the reason for having our own garden (saves money, food is healthier) and we had a good chat about eating healthy and conserving our resources to save money.
"Education is an atmosphere, a discipline, a life."