Jonah and Jared, our two youngest boys have a designated dirt pile in the flower garden. It's really an empty flower box that is reserved for army bunkers and dirt forts. They love it! It happens to be right next to the spot that I have been trying to get the morning glories up from seed. "I can't believe Mom let these weeds get so big," Jonah said to Jared. Pulling them up root and all, he chunked them over the fence to the chickens. Wow! Chickens really like eating weeds!
Last evening we had more excitement in the garden. A snake. The boys thought it was great! I didn't. I keep telling them that Biblically, snakes are the enemy of woman (Genesis 3:15). Never the less they marched outside to catch it. Our oldest son loves all things wild so he was the holder of the snake. With shivers running up my spine, I could only snap a quick picture and come back inside. They let it go in my flower garden. I can tell you this, I won't be weeding for a few day.