Charlotte decided that she wanted her own garden this year (hooray!), so we cleared a little patch next to the swingset where we had planted the squashes last year, and let her get to work. First she and Beatrice made several trips to the manure pile with their wheelbarrow to get compost for their garden. Then she bordered the whole space in stones and created a pole in the middle braced with rocks as a center piece and pea trellis. She planted 2 purple potatoes, a circle of peas, a row of radishes, a patch of beets, and some kale, all beautifully set off with stone borders. She dutifully watered the seeds in last week, and to everyone’s delight, this past weekend, the radishes began to poke through. And just today we noticed after 2 good days of rain, the peas have begun to sprout as well. Charlotte couldn’t be more excited, and we couldn’t be more proud.