Today for Isaac's long time Joseph joined us. We decided to start up the heirloom cherry tomato seed pods in my hydroponic kitchen garden. Isaac loves tomatoes so it was an appropriate task for him to help with. After we got the new water and plant food in the container, the boys put in the seed pod containers and then put on their little covers. Isaac got the light going and the newest hydroponic garden was newly planted. So far we have grown herbs and several heirloom lettuces. After we did that, we headed out to see how the herbs and lettuce were doing where Woody had planted them. Then we cut some thyme as we were out of dried thyme leaves and Woody needed some for his salad dressing. We came in and put the thyme in our salad spinner and washed and dried them some...and that is where the lesson on centrifugal force came in. All the plants started out in the middle of the spinner and ended up all around the sides after spinning it! We dried them in the microwave and then the boys crumbled the leaves off the stems. They used a funnel to out the dried leaves into my thyme herb bottle. They had a lot of fun...learned a few things...and helped us out with a task that needed to be done.
Woody worked for a while in the yard mowing and working in the gardens, while we had school. After lunch, I went to the church to work in the library. Donna, Fran and I got a lot done...quite a few new books got put out on the new book shelf and in the library window. It started raining while we were there and I commented that I guessed that put an end to tonight's ball games since last year at the least sprinkle the games were cancelled.
But I was so wrong! Joy and Esther both had games. It started to rain in the middle of Esther's and Woody and I became fair weather fans. We got home just a few minutes ago. Joy's team lost, but Joy did get a hit. Esther's team was ahead when we left and Esther also got a hit. Nathan said that he would fill us in on the rest of the game! It stopped raining soon after we got to the car, but it has started again.