Winter Gardening : Preparing the Garden for Winter Wildlife by Growing Green Fingered Kids

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Winter Gardening : Preparing the Garden for Winter Wildlife

~:: Growing Green Fingered Kids  ::~

winter gardeningThis past weekend our family was busy doing some winter gardening. It is late fall and time to close up for the season. Before we started trimming and raking, we took a little time to think about who might be using our garden during the winter months. After all, winter gardening is just as important as any other season. I decided to ask my girls a few questions before we got to work. The first question was, “What wildlife do you think will be in our garden this winter?” Next, I asked, “What do animals need in order to survive the winter?” Finally, “How can our garden help animals this winter?” These three simple questions helped to determine what we would and would not be removing from our garden this fall.

ABOUT JEN: In Jen’s “previous life” she was a mental health professional…in her current life she’s a stay-at-home mom with 2 beautifully adventurous kids. Jen shares everything that lands on their kitchen counter over on her blog, Kitchen Counter Chronicles. Swing by and learn how they are greening their lives; what they are crafting; what they are cooking and what they are reading. While you will often find the girls and Jen inside the kitchen, you will also find them out getting their hands dirty, exploring and learning outdoors. Jen also tweets at @kcchronicles and can be found on Facebook and Pinterest.