Wednesday, April 18, 2007

My Favorite Conversation so Far This Week

I held my breath as I came back to the greenhouse, hoping the plants would not all be dead. They were not. However there was a potato plant growing out of the worm bin and a large family of fruit flies. Despite instructions not to touch the worms, the overzealous waterers had removed the lid making it a tad dry for the red wigglers while providing plenty of air and sun to sprout a new potato. We planted the potato plant in soil, added some wet newspaper and the world's greatest pet(s) survived like true champions. While trying to resuscitate...

Leeka: Can worms eat cheese?
Me: No, no cheese. Only fruits and vegetables. And egg shells and coffee grounds.
Leeka: Is that because worms are lactose intolerant?



Blogger jen said...

i love that. the simple curiosity as they try and make sense of all the information thrown at them.

12:57 AM  
Anonymous poet with a day job said...

Why yes, yes they are. I love that. So perfect.

1:03 PM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

i can see her solemn face as she said it in her lilting voice...

and what a perfect question coming from one of our kids...

glad the plants and worms survived!

7:25 PM  
Blogger January said...

Out of the mouths of babes! Great photo and story.

3:18 PM  
Blogger Hel said...

I'm so glad you are back. The photos of your trip are awesome and the lactose intolerant worms made my morning.

10:29 PM  
Blogger twitches said...

Can worms lose weight on Atkins? Inquiring minds want to know!

9:02 PM  
Blogger chiefbiscuit said...

Oh that is so cute!

3:31 AM  
Blogger chiefbiscuit said...

Very cute.

3:32 AM  
Blogger Helena said...

Where have you disapeared to. I hope you are ok?

1:31 PM  

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