Friday, October 18, 2013

food surprises

There were two tiny caterpillars on the lettuce leaves we harvested for our salad! He and his Dad investigated (with a magnifying glass, of course) while I made dinner. When it was time to take them outside, they discovered that one was missing...

A couple of months ago, we cut up some potatoes that were sprouting in our cupboard, and planted them around our scarecrow for company. They seemed to be growing quite well for a while, but then they began dying off. A little disheartened, we decided to dig it all up and put something else in the soil. Instead, the dig uncovered a small mountain of lovely potatoes. They just kept appearing, one after the other. Buried treasure! We were very excited. I immediately grabbed two more old potatoes from the cupboard, chopped them into pieces, and buried them in our magic potato/scarecrow patch.