Fish/Water Bug Habitat
Oliver is fascinated by seeds. He is amazed that a piece of fruit or a tree can come from a single seed. Oliver collected several seeds on our hike today to plant in the yard.
He also saves the seeds from each piece of fruit he eats to dry and plant at a later date. Should I tell him we can't grow a mango tree at our house?
Oliver planted a strawberry in this plastic container a couple of weeks ago when he noticed the little seeds on the strawberry. He watered it diligently and nothing happened. I finally planted a sprig of sage when he wasn't looking. It was better than Christmas morning around here. Oliver was dancing and thanking Jesus. I feel bad about lying, I really do.
This lucky plant was rescued by Oliver at the market. He brought it home to plant on the porch.
What about our delicate Pearl? She is a nature lover as well, but prefers dirt above all else. Set her down in the dirt and she will smile with gratitude. First, she takes her time gently flicking the dirt with her fingers. She then waits for the right moment when no one is looking and quickly shovels handfuls of soil into her mouth. I have become a pro at mouth scooping. Here is Pearl in heaven.
This dirty girl ends up getting at least four baths a day. It's a good thing she loves water, too!