At the end of last greenhouse season (which comes pretty early in Louisiana), Dylan basically closed the doors and that was that. During the summer, we would occasionally open the door to check the temperature and it was often sitting somewhere around 120 degrees.....and so humid it was painful. But then we'd just close the door and say "I'll get to that later".
Well, "later" has arrived. A couple weekends ago, Dylan started working on The Greenhouse Project. He started early in the morning, taking everything out of the greenhouse and putting it outside on the grass. He came in the house around 10 to get Kade and see if he'd like to help him with this project. I immediately asked if he'd seen any snakes (due to my phobia and knowing the greenhouse had been perfect conditions for them for the past 8 months or so....). Dylan stated he'd only seen 3 small snakes and several black widow spiders...no big deal. Completely safe environment for a 9 year old that pays no attention to anything (......right....). I didn't argue and let Kade go help, hoping that would be all they'd see.
Knowing we had a farm visit later that day, I went out around lunch time to check the status of his project. The greenhouse on the inside was starting to look great, but the outside...not so great. Kind of like a big junk hole. So I say to Dylan, "Wow...it's looking great! So...what's all this out here?". Dylan replies with, "Oh, that's all the stuff that came out of here. I have to take care of it when I'm done with the inside." Although I wanted to say, "You have to move it now...we have customers coming over and it looks horrible...", I figured I'd give him the benefit of the doubt. I bit my tongue and let it be.
The greenhouse was completely cleaned out in one day, the mess was cleaned up, no children died of snake or spider bites...and it's all ready for digging/planting so we can have fresh vegetables for the next few months. .....Awesome......
Dylan and Harmony, whichever of us have the time to sit down and write for a few minutes. : )