Stevie and I are on a mission to figure out what is just out of our reach. Just imagine how much more interesting this planet could be if Stevie and I could reach stuff on the top shelf.
I got up this morning and ran down the stairs, to the sliding glass doors and looked outside. It is just weasel dirt! Did I dream the whole environmental thing? Where are all the flowers we planted? I wanted to taste them. The lawn ornaments are there. The weasel dirt is there. Where are the plants?
When I woke up this morning, I was my usual extraordinary self. Now I am an environmentalist! Yesterday we raked all the leaves into a pile and put them in the compost. Then we wet everything down. This morning we wet everything again and added piles of black icky dirt. It was a mess.
We used a Garden Weasel, which isn’t even a weasel, it is a pokey thing on a red metal stick. It was a lot of work, Mommy put it in the ground and twisted and I ran after the piles of dirt. I ate leaves and little flowery things and got really wound up. We twisted the weasel into the dirt over and over and over.
Then we took a break. I had a 30 minute nap and Mommy had a people food. We went back out with a baggie full of seeds and a box full of root-looking things and went back to work. We dug holes in the weasel dirt and put the roots in there, and covered them up. Mommy calls them bulbs but not one of them lit up like the bulbs in the ceiling fan.
We put stepping stones down and sprinkled seeds all over the weasel dirt and poured more dirt on it. We watered it some more and scrubbed the lawn ornaments with a brush. We put the lawn ornaments between the seeds dirt and the bulb dirt. Then we watered our weasel dirt patches with a sprinkler.
I love the sprinkler. It is like water lands on me out of thin air! I got wet, dirty and tired.
We came back in and I got a bath – I was so tired I almost fell asleep in my bath. I have to go to bed now because I am totally worn out.
I just learned where food comes from. Brace yourself: It comes out of the dirt! I’m not joking! Mommy took me outside to see the long skinny buckets that she filled with dirt last month. There were green things coming out of them! Can you believe it???
Then she picked me up and put me in the dirt bucket and let me eat as much as I wanted. It is so yummy. There were white flowers all over the place and I ate them all!!!!! No matter how much I ate, there was more everywhere I looked. Buckets and buckets of food. After I eat all the tops off one bucket, I go to the next one and eat more.
I wonder if everyone knows that food comes right out of a dirt bucket. And Mommy makes such a big deal about turning on the oven during the summer.
We have to move downstairs because it is getting too hot upstairs. Stevie had to stay in his portable cage for almost an hour before we got his set up done. Stevie is going to sleep downstairs tonight but I have to sleep upstairs because Mommy hasn’t ‘Bob-proofed’ the downstairs yet. I hope Stevie likes it downstairs. I’ll ask him tomorrow.