The rain has stopped for now. Thank goodness, because we got drenched walking to school this morning.
It was our first time at school. All this time I didn't know there was school for my boy. Why did it take me so long to figure it out?
His big tummy, it gets in the way sometimes.
Well if you are just like me, you live in BC and had no idea that there's free school everyday for kiddies newborn to five years old, here it is. Castle was hesitant at first, but by the end of it he had so much fun he didn't want to leave. He threw a hissy fit and it took me four tries to get him back into the stroller for our walk home.
Castle's gift to me? Being a very good boy during our 7 course dinner. I had an inkling that the restaurant would not have highchairs or boosters. No of course they did not. Castle was not the type of clientele they were trying attract. They need to try harder because at the table next to us was another toddler, also out with mom and dad for a birthday dinner of 7 courses. Ha ha! There are more of us! Us as in those (annoying) people who bring their toddlers to fine dining establishments.
Castle ate so much we had to ask the kitchen to give us more food during our 'family style' meal. (Now why would they use the words 'served family style' and not have highchairs or boosters?) This evening both kiddies proved everyone wrong, they were simply angelic. The food was divine, from smoked trout to chicken liver to lamb, and Castle ate everything, whatever the chef decided to put out in front of us. Thank you, Castle, for being a part of our family, it wouldn't be a family style dinner without you.
We started with an Earth Box. These are not just any old box planters, I deem them to be 'fancy' container gardens. These containers have a mesh screen at the bottom for drainage, and a pipe on the side to water in. We wanted to start off on the right foot, you know, anything to make it fool proof.
Here's what went down:
Put mesh screen in the bottom, pack soil into pockets in the corners, and fill potting soil to half way.
Sprinkle thin layer of dolomite.
Fill with more soil to the very top.
Make trough down the middle.
Fill trough with fertilizer.
Cover trough with more soil.
Cover with included plastic mulch.
Cut holes where we wanted plants to be inserted.
Dig holes in soil and insert plants.
Add water into pipe until there is over flow coming out of the drain hole.
Now we will wait to see if we did our planting correctly. Grandmas and Grandpas, did we do it right? They all have very green thumbs. We did buy veggies that are appropriate for early planting, meaning cold resistant. The tomatoes will need to stay in their incubator for a while longer.