The girls' outdoor kitchen is in heavy use these days. It's not fancy... a 100% kid-made workspace, consisting of a cinderblock oven and a "campfire." And stocked with pots and pans from Goodwill. But oh, the creations that come from this simple space and the imaginations of children!
Using a bamboo stick and some garden twine, they've even fashioned a water-fetching bucket!
The girls and some friends recently cooked up a spring feast with all locally-sourced ingredients (everything came from our yard and gardens). There was a fresh mint appetizer, flower tea, "meadow stew," and two kinds of lasagna, made with pounded aloe plant noodles and a rainbow of hand-foraged flowers and berries. A bird's delight, which is exactly who enjoyed this feast, ultimately!
What are your kids' favorite backyard activities? Do you remember your's as a kid?