Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Discovering cattails.


We've lived here for three years and every year, twice a year, my children discover cattails as if it was the first time they'd seen them. One of the times is in the fall when the cattails dry and burst. The other is now, in the spring, right before the new cattails make their appearance and the old cattails are especially easy to, er, distribute.

"Let's get some exercise" says she as she heads down the road.

Once we realize she's serious, we run to catch up.




Mother realizes that if there are to be any pictures of Grayson on this blog, she'd better take one.

We reach the 'pond'. Our nearest farmer uses this as his backup water. In a few weeks he'll burn this to the ground, clearing the way for the pond to be filled with irrigation water a few weeks after that. A few weeks after that, this seemingly barren little area will be teeming with plant and animal life.

Look what we discover.

Oh, the fun to be had with these.

Even the cats got in on the game.


Healing Green said...

Oh, those are great pics! You know, I think you can eat cattails? If you have them on your property and you know they are in clean water, I'd check it out -- free foraged food is always fun :)

Thanks for the nice link to my article, too. I tried to look at all the angles without droning on and on for too long. LOL. Glad you liked it!

jimmycrackedcorn said...

Cute pictures! It looks like fun!

Anonymous said...

I love that your girls are always running around in princess dresses or some other costume-like getup.


Anonymous said...

Oh my dear Mommy,
You remind me of myself with my two little ones so long ago. The lane looked like yours. They stopped to check each rock. They discovered wonderful things. I had my baby on my chest or back.

Now I'm all grown up and all I have is memories and enough time to sleep and to share what I've learned with any and all.


Sarah said...

Green, we tried the roots last year. They were really good. Tasted like artichokes. Your article was good. I'm glad you don't mind me linking to it. I should have asked first. *blush*

Jimmy, thank you! You've got a nice blog, btw.

Cat, isn't that fun? Their 'real clothes' are merely part of their dress-up outfits. lol

Nancy, welcome welcome! Thank you for your sweet, made-me-smile comment.