My other friend Jean, you might know her as Stimey, had a fabulous idea. We all want to support Susan, but we don’t want to dwell on her illness. Since Susan is a scientist, Jean thought that we should have a virtual science fair in her honor.
I jumped at the chance to honor Susan, then in typical Sarah fashion I procrastinated all week, then panicked because science is not my strong suit.
I am a writer and a musician for a reason, people.
But! It turns out that we did science accidentally. It wasn’t so much a science project, as our hypothesis would have to be something like “Tomatoes and peppers may grow in our side yard if we plant them.” but it was an experiment as we’ve never tried to grow anything in this particular flower bed before.
My kids told their grandparents that we are farmers.
And of course these three did most of the dirty work.
What? Somebody had to take pictures with their cell phone. (Did I tell you that Nikon finally made me return Precious?)
Science is all fun and games until somebody gets very tired and her Dad touches her with his dirty hand.
My prediction is that we will grow tomatoes and they will taste better than the ones at the grocery store and I will save money on my salads and fajitas.
Ian’s prediction is that deer will come to our house and eat our vegetables.
Gabe’s prediction is that Ian will sneak out in the middle of the night, eat all of the tomatoes and blame rogue deer.
Claudia was ignoring me when I asked for input.
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We love you, Susan. Thanks for the inspiration. I’ll bring you some beautiful bell peppers by the end of the summer.