Tuesday, May 20, 2008

The Great Dandelion-Picking Race

Today Snacks and I had a contest to see who could pick the most dandelions from our yard. We learned last week at Woolly Bears that there are 180 seeds in each dandelion, which explains a lot about our yard.

Since I am anti-herbicide in my family and dog-friendly yard--and I am never going to dig the zillion dandelions up, as my mother keeps telling me I need to do--I thought at least we could make a dent in the number of seeds that would be spread by picking a bunch of the flowers.

Surprisingly, Snacks lasted longer than I did...which was about 7 whole minutes.