A little rain wasn't going to stop these little planters (and what kid doesn't like to jump in puddles in their fun rain boots?).
coordinator Jon Osterman reports that, despite a few earlier rain cancellations, on Thursday “ten or so waterproof kids (and their parents) braved the weather to help plant seedlings.”
The watermelon, brownies, and a special ginger cake were a nice bonus.
Wrote Osterman, "today I looked at the seedlings that were planted and the name stakes coming out of the ground, and it makes for a very satisfying scene. I'm crossing my fingers that the little sprouts will grow into big stalks."
In case you missed this event, a number of folks expressed interest in a kid-friendly encore. The forecast predicts more rain ahead next week, but a rare appearance of the sun for tomorrow (Saturday, May 26).
"If anyone else wants one last chance at playing in the dirt, writing their names on colorful stakes, and earning a year membership in the Historical Society, then come on over," Osterman said. That's from 2:30 and 4:30 p.m.
Thanks to Jon Osterman for the pictures! Have some? Share them here.