Friday, May 27, 2011

When life gives you lemons...

... make lemonade! Our lemon tree, which we bought on our excursion to the plant nursery, has given us many lemons. We know that plants need air, sunlight, water and good soil to grow. So we had put it in a spot on our outdoor piazza where it got some good sunlight and lots of fresh air! And we have been watering the tree faithfully.

Did you know that even the leaves of the lemon tree smell like lemons? By the way, the leaves of a garlic plant also smells like garlic. We discovered that since we planted on clove of garlic. But back to our lemons...

As lemons ripened on the tree, we've been picking them. By today, we had eight lemons, just enough to make
a good amount of lemon juice so we could make lemonade. We counted the lemons in twos and also in fours.
We've never counted in fours until today!
Ms. Adele showed us how we could roll the lemons on the counter to get them to be soft. That was really hard work!
When some of the lemons started leaking juice, we tried a bit of the juice. Boy, was it sour!
Ms. Adele used her hands to squeeze out the juice from the lemons. There were a LOT of seeds in our lemons!
We all got to try some of the fresh lemon
Some of us didn't like eating fresh lemon... 
... while others ...
... couldn't get enough of it!
We added some cold water to the lemon juice and realized it was still very sour. So we also added some sugar.
Did you know that sugar also comes from a plant? We get sugar from sugar cane. Plants really give us a lot of things! 
After we drank all of the lemonade, we took the seeds. Some of us would like to try and grow some lemon trees at home
Now, what shall we make once our garlic is big enough for us to harvest it? Not garlic juice, for sure!

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