On the advice of my BFF, Valerie, over at Our Front Porch Looking In, I've made my first ever participation in OUTDOOR WEDNESDAY hosted by A Southern Daydreamer. This is looks like a lot of fun and I hope you check out some of the other OUTDOOR WEDNESDAY posts for this week.
I have been tending my sick children for what feels like weeks now. I thought a look back to "healthier" times was in order. Early this fall we attended the Fall Harvest Fest at the Kansas City Children's Community Garden. We had never been before so everything was new to us. It was a wonderful adventure and we plan to go back and particpate any way we can - maybe a few kiddo volunteer hours are in our future! LOTS of pictures follow!!
Veggie Garden near the entrance.
Sweet William inspects the lastest growth.
Children left the shells in the upper basin of this stone fountain.
There where several educational demonstrations going on. We watched as she spun cotton fibers (from the garden) into threads for weaving. Pretty cool.
On the path to another interesting area of the garden.
Hey! They have a coy pond too!
Do fish dream when they sleep?
Something cool. Not sure what.
Can't hardly have a proper festival without a microscope station. Duh.
I love the texture & color.
Making natural peanutbutter.
Young owl brought to the festival by the folks at Lakeside Nature Center.
If your eyes were the same proportion as that of the owl, THIS is how big they would be!
Another Lakeside foundling. Kinda cute, uh?
The separate zones of discovery were great fun to explore along the winding paths.
My new best bud - the Bug Lady. Check out the shirt - awwwwwesome.
Dramatic. In a good way.
Lookie what Mama found!
The kids played games for free books.