Outside is a Good Toy

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I've been wanting to clean up our (sort of pathetic this year) garden for several weeks now, but for one reason or another it just hasn't gotten done.  This Saturday, however, I had a free morning and the weather was gorgeous.  The problem?  Sweet Husband was working so the Kiddo would need to be occupied.  I wasn't sure if it would work or not, but I spread out a big blanket on the grass, brought out a basket of his toys, and left him to it.  

I worked for an hour and a half, folks!  That's, like, forever in baby-time.

And his "toys" barely were touched.  He watched the chickens.  He picked grass.  He smooshed his hands around in the dirt.  He may have swallowed a few leaf particles, but that's just building his immune system, yes?

Garden clean-up was a success.  The weeds are rotting in the compost pile, and I'm thinking of planting a Fall garden of some kale and radishes.  And now that we know that "outside" is such a fabulous toy I suspect we will be spending more beautiful mornings there.
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