Sage’s friend Emery had another overnight sojourn as a Country Girl last weekend, and her stay with us was full of country adventures indeed.
First, Sage conscripted her to help with his Giant Pumpkin Project. Our friend Derek had given Sage seeds from last year’s 400 pound pumpkin (which he’d brought home from his job at a farm supply store and which held pride of place in their yard until it was unceremoniously bashed to death). Ever since then, Sage has been determined to grow his own 400 pound pumpkin.
Emery was game, so the pair of them shoveled compost to fill their planting holes, then planted the pumpkin seedlings (which Sage had started in peat pots a few weeks previously) and lovingly watered them in.
Later, some playful storms cavorted across the valley, trailing a vivid rainbow in their wake.
Emery, being a modern child, did what all modern children do: She grabbed her phone.
OK, so maybe it wasn’t a completely rustic country sojourn. But the kids did see nature, and we have the photos to prove it.