25 Free Summer Activities for Kids

25 Free Summer Activities for Kids

Summer is here! It’s that time of year again and it seems no matter how much a parent intends on planning for it, summer sneaks up on you. I’m a firm believer in kids keeping themselves somewhat occupied but I like to plan activities or have things to assist in their summer fun, because while I want them to have fun, I want our family on a whole to have a blast too! Here are 25 free Summer activities for kids (or almost free), these are some things that we do…

Luffa Plant

Luffa Plant

Grow a veggie, grow a tool, grow a Luffa plant Are you looking for something new to plant in your garden this year, something that you can eat and use as a tool too? Well look no further than the Luffa plant! A couple years ago, while shopping a seed catalog, I came across this plant and thought…”interesting”, so I gave them a try. What caught my eye was that these gourds are what are used to make bath luffas. I wasn’t sure how it all worked but it really couldn’t…

Carrot greens…not just for bunnies!

Carrot greens…not just for bunnies!

  This year I planted carrots for the first time and I didn’t do a rotation, just one planting to see how it would go. We don’t use tons of carrots, the kids like to eat them, but my thoughts were leaning more toward freezing them for stews and such. I harvested recently and began to cut them up. We have rabbits so I fed a few of the carrot greens and tops to them, but my son kept eating them, not the ones I threw in the rabbit pen, lol,…

Green tomatoes…overlooked gems

Green tomatoes…overlooked gems

Tomatoes, to me, seem to be about the easiest garden plant to grow. They can basically break in half, they will mend themselves and still grow, you can grow an entire new plant from a broken stem and they really don’t require too much attention. Every year is different, weather wise, but no matter when the frost arrives, there are always tons of green tomatoes. The first thing that comes to mind of course, are fried green tomatoes, which was one of my great grandmother’s favorite things to have, but…