Tuesday, September 1, 2009
My Little Harvester
As far as gardening tasks go, I think Lily definitely prefers harvesting to everything else, (except maybe digging.) I can hardly keep her from picking fruit and vegetables when we go outside. She knows where the plum tree is, where the tomatoes are, the zucchini, strawberries, even the chives, which she will put in her mouth and suck on if nothing else is available in the garden. And of course she still has memories of snap peas from the spring.
We've been trying to teach her colors which is a lot of fun, or rather, funny in the garden. It's starting to work for the Sun Gold tomatoes, but not so much in strawberry land.
Now when we pick the Sun Golds she says, "lello" for yellow which is actually her word for yellow and orange, but hey, I'm not going to argue with her. The fact that she can now tell the yellow/orange ones from the unripe green ones is pretty awesome.
Unfortunately she thinks strawberries should be picked when the color is anywhere from white to red. But then of course when she picks the white ones and eats them, she spits them out and wipes the remains all over me.