Today is a bright, sunny day and temperatures are in the 60's for this afternoon and the rest of this week. It is the first sunny and warm weekend we've had this year and I was bit by the gardening bug.
Yesterday I started to clean up my plant beds and today I took the boys to buy some plants. We also found some seed packets on sale for 15 cents. I have learned from last year that while the yield per these sale packets may not be optimal, you can't beat the price. I let the boys go wild and pick out almost any seed type ( I nixed the watermelon and cantaloupe seeds - not enough space in the vegetable garden ) and we ended up with 32 packets.
Total purchase price for seeds and plants came to just under $40.
I found this toad while cleaning up a flower bed. He seems to have made his home under the Lamb's Ear plants. The boys are keeping him hydrated with their squirt guns.