In my neck of the woods, the seasons are changing! That means…more time to spend indoors. This can be challenging at times, so the other day I put together a few fun activities to do indoors.
Mini Trampoline Time
Look on your local craigslist or thrift store and you can find these tramps for super cheap!
(this can only be done if you have couch cushions you don’t mind the kids jumping on)
We kind of combined the two (trampoline and cushion jumping)
My growing Lego collection
Build a Fort
Got my building plans to make a pvc pipe fort here.
Since I have taken on the career as a full time mommy, I have found that my desire to learn new things has grown. Just about every year, since I got married, I have had some sort of a garden. I have had gardens that have been totally successful and ones that have completely failed. Every year I try to learn something new to help my gardening skills grow.
I live in an area that has 4 seasons. The first snow usually comes at the end of October or sometime in November. Most would think that gardening time is over…well NOT so. I visited this amazing garden this past year. It wasn’t a perfectly layed out Martha Stewart garden, but a very “functional” garden. This gentleman showed us it IS possible to garden year round! Not only does he garden year round (through the snow), but he also saves his seeds. Here is a link to his site.
He also wrote a book about how to achieve the ultimate year round garden!
The Forgotton Skills of Self Sufficentcy by Caleb Warnock
SO, this year, I attempted to use heirloom seeds and try saving my own seeds. Well…lets just say, I will have to work on that skill, BUT I am super excited to grow more throughout the winter months.
About (early September) 10 days ago, I planted some fall plants. Most of my seeds were bought from the store, and I try to get organic. Here are a few plants that we like that really enjoy a cooler temperature in the morning and evenings.
Lettuce (I think it’s romaine)
Sugar snap peas
“dino” Kale LOVES the cool weather, but will grown throughout the whole growing season
It’s not too late to plant some of these varieties. Here is another link to some other varieties of plants that can be grown right now. I will follow up with another post as the season grows colder.
Happy Fall gardening!!