We've been noticing lots of new plants in the forest this spring, and we've enjoyed foraging for wild edibles. Chickweed, redbuds, and violets have been some of our favorites. We even made some violet lemonade!
On Monday we planted some fruit and nut trees that we got from the Neighborhood Planting Project in Bloomington. First we dug some holes. The kids really enjoyed using hammers to help break up some roots that were in the way. Then we collected some composted alpaca manure to help provide nutrients for the hazelnut trees we planted. We watered the trees and added cages for deer protection. On Tuesday we got to know some of the older trees by playing the tree blindfold game