2017 Children’s Garden

Children who live on Skidaway Island and are between the ages of 5 and 12 are welcome to join us on Saturday Mornings out at Skidaway Farms. For more information, please contact Jane Kollmann at gardenher52@aol.com

 

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We love the new ‘jewelry”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harvesting and eating our first homegrown watermelon!

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Looking to see what is ready to pick

 

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This was a  week of searching for vegetables

IMG_8025 Trying to Find Beans

Looking For watermelon IMG_8031

IMG_8037 Can we find any tomatoes?

Where ARE those zucchini?? IMG_8049

 

IMG_2721A busy bee at work in the garden!😊

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Quietly watching a bee at work πŸ˜ƒ

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Picking green beans from our beanstalk! Munching while we work!  Yummy green beans!

 

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Big harvest day at the farm!πŸ‘©β€πŸŒΎ

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IMG_7891Gotta look hard to spot the peas

 

IMG_7886Digging for potatoes is fun!IMG_7888

 

Can we find any squash?IMG_7877

We found TWO!

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Cutting salad for lunch! IMG_7820 

IMG_7809Look at this radish I grew!

Here’s how to harvest an artichoke IMG_7814 

 

IMG_7815Now you try cutting the artichoke

Getting ready for today’s fun!IMG_7705

IMG_7712Look at the carrots growing!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Need to pick all the weeds!IMG_7730 

IMG_7740Are the carrots ready to harvest?

Patiently waiting to pick onions IMG_7743

IMG_7749Garden Fun!  Look at our onions. We grew all these!

Drying onions for storage IMG_7818

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Look at all my carrots! IMG_7841

IMG_7826                               Our bean plants are taller than we are!

 

 

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IMG_7828Planting peanuts!! We have to wait until SEPTEMBER to harvest.

 

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Let’s divide the harvest gathered !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sometimes it takes three to decide where to cut off the onion tops!

 

 

 

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Pulling out the onion ‘twins’

 

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Look at all the produce that we picked with Farmer Jane today!

 

IMG_7346Let’s harvest some chard!

IMG_7345How many brussels sprouts can we spy?

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I can’t wait to harvest this cabbage!

 

 

IMG_7328I spy  some broccoli

Time to cut some chard! IMG_7322     

 

IMG_7324    Let’s see if the brussels sprouts are ready

 

  

 

 

 

IMG_7326Yum!  Broccoli!

 

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Let’s show FarmerJane one of every type of vegetable we harvested today!

 

img_1950Tulip 🌷 planting crew

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Have to warm the fingers before cutting chard 😁

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It was a crisp morning!😁

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Lovely kale bouquet πŸ˜€

 

 

 

 

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We all take our turn at harvesting😊

 

 

 

 

kiddies-3Harvesting lovely rainbow chard🌞

 

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Lovely kale bouquets! Can’t wait for the kale chips !

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Takes a little practice to get the scissors to workπŸ˜ƒ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

kiddies-6 Bye bye Miss Holly Ween, see you next fall!:)

 

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Enjoying a friends hug and our treat  from Farmer Kevin!😎

 

 

 

 

 

 

img_1740Farmer Paul, can you smell how fresh this onion is!πŸ˜ƒ

 

 

 

 

 

 

img_1727Gee!  The sun is bright !🌞 Look at our lettuce bouquets!:)

img_1705In our discovery walk we found a monarch chrysalis!

 

 

 

 

 

 

img_1696Hurry up caterpillar!  The Monarchs have to get to Mexico !

img_1669Planting some baby kale!:)πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

 

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img_1575We love our garden “jewelry”😎

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More weeding teamwork!πŸ˜ƒ

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First rainbow chard harvest for this little farmer!πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜ƒ

 

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We all had our turn in the chard harvest!:)

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Enjoying our cupcake treat!  Thank you Kate &Hanna!😊

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Happy rainbow chard bouquets!πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
 

 

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We had a visitor!  Sharing with her what happens at our children’s garden😍

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JalapeΓ±o mustache πŸ˜ƒ

 

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Planting a bit of”jewelry”

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Ready set…lets plant onions!😎

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Holding on to the tiny carrot seeds!😊

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Planting our carrots!

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Pat pat the tiny seed into the soil!😎

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Time for lettuce harvest!:)

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Our lettuce bouquets😍

 

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Show and tell from Farmer Kevin!  How do bananas grow?😎

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Prepping to make our scarecrow 😍

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She is coming together!😊

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Carry her carefully!😎

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A bit of fun!😎

 

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Hardworking crew!πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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It was raining and we got muddy.   What a GREAT Saturday morning!

 

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Rain can’t stop the Three Musketeers

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Washing our hands at the end is always a favorite.

 

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It was a great year for our peanuts, which grew while we were on break!🌞

 

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The sweet potato harvest was a hitπŸ˜ƒ

 

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