Saturday, January 04, 2014

Growing Romaine Lettuce

Ben's artwork~!
Saw this idea on Pinterest and thought I would try and see how it would work for me.. These are the bottom of Roamaine Stalks ..I cut them off and set them in water..Look~! they are growing.. They will get really tall..I can cut them off and use them for a salad.  I thought this idea was so cool~!. Each day they grow a little taller and they are so pretty and green. I started them on New Year's Day...

Saw this idea on Pinterest..
Ben called me yesterday and said "GranAnnie?" I'm bored..  So I went over to his house and got out the construction paper, markers,glue stick and scissors..  He cut each part out separately and had a great time making this guy. I just loved it.. We hung it up in the kitchen with his other drawings... He was very content with his handy art work.
Monkey boy ~ Ben
 
 Ben is now scaling the doorways at my house.. He just loves doing this all the time.. My son, Rich  would do this at this age and how interesting we are in the next generation doing the exact same thing.. 
Ben starts back to school Jan. 6 ~ Monday.. But with the snow and very -0 temperatures ~ school might get cancelled or 2 hour delay.. I go for the 2 hour delay..These kids have been off for 2 weeks. An hour ago 10:00 a.m. it was 35 degrees and now I see it's 27.. getting colder as the day goes on.  I'm going outside soon to shovel the cement pad that is in front of the garage and the steps leading to the garage.   Get outside while it's not so cold and do some excercise.  Plus we are suppose to get more snow.. Yeah~!  It's Iowa....and it's winter.. 
Outside my window I can see 8 cardinals at the bird feeder.. They are so bright against the white snow.  The bird feeders are very active today..I'll have to go and fill up the feeders when I go outside.. The black capped chickadees always sing a merry tune to me when I'm filling up the feeders.  
Knitting a scarf for Tracie.. with the frigid cold temp's outside she needs something for her neck..
Have a Tiggeriffic Day~!  ta ta for now from Iowa:)
























5 comments:

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Wow! I am so impressed his climbing!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I love his art. Pierce has never tried to climb like that.

A Quiet Corner said...

What a brave little guy, Annie! I am going to try the romaine growing...I love it!...:)JP

JSpeas said...

Hey that romaine lettuce is really cool and colorful. I remember Rich climbing the doorways growing up....must be in Bennie's DNA. Good Job Ben!

Carolina Trekker said...

Good climbin Ben! When summer gets here the new Spiderman II movie is coming to the theatre. Saw the preview today. Thanks for sharing Ben's artwork..especially like the man's t-shirt design and it looks like he's wearing a hoodie. Update on my windowsill romaine: It's growing!!