We're still busy in the garden, gathering and picking fruit and vegetables every day to bring indoors to the kitchen. Today we all dug for potatoes, the children squealing when they spotted them in the dirt. And then squealing again when they came across creepy crawlies in the soil.
We spent the rest of the morning and then all afternoon outside, clearing, weeding and preparing the ground ready for putting in our raised beds. I pulled up old strawberry plants which have covered the ground thickly amongst the raspberry canes for years. K loved using the full size fork to dig into the ground and loosen the roots for me. The children do have child size gardening tools, but K much preferred using the 'real' fork. Working in the garden was like play to them. It reminded me that children love to be busy with real work, with mummy or daddy close by.