Breeze was babysitting Lily and Daisy-lyah. They wanted to hear a story. “A nice story, Mr. Breeze. Please.” Lily said.
Breeze looked around him and noticed Hamish planting some new cowslips in the hedges close to the wood. Hamish was bashing the ground with his shovel.
“Okay, I will do my best.” He said handing each of them a fairy cake to eat.
This was the story he told.
“Squish, squash,” Millie sang jumping up and down in a puddle. She wore her favorite bright green boots. “I’m going to grow ideas.” She said to her Granddad.
“No we are going to grow flowers Millie,” Granddad said, “we are going to plant sunflowers.”
“Super sunflowers.” Millie sang stomping along in her boots.
Granddad, took a long time to plant his seeds.
First he dug the soil. Next he raked it carefully before drawing a line in the soil with a stick. Then carefully he dropped in a seed every few centimeters. Next he covered the seeds with earth and finally he watered them lightly.
Millie watched him and giggled. “You are slow at planting seeds.”
“Okay Millie show me how you can do it,” Granddad said.
“Lets go digging Fred.” She said to her dog.
They both dug a big hole then Millie stood with her back to the hole and threw the seeds into it. Next they covered the seeds in a mound of soil. Then they watered it with loads of water. The soil looked very soppy and wet.
Millie smiled, “now for the fun part. Come on Fred. Lets stomp them in.” They both jumped on the ground while Millie sang, “First you squish them, then you squash them, and then you watch them grow.”
Every morning Millie checked the garden. One week later she ran into the kitchen, “Come look, we’ have plants.”
Granddad ran out to his patch and scratched his head. There was not one plant in sight.
Millie said, “look at mine.”
Granddad looked and the ground was full of baby plants popping out of the ground as they began the race to the sky.
One month later, Granddads plants had emerged.
“They look tired.” Millie said. “Perhaps they should take a rest like mine.” Granddad looked over and saw tall sunflowers resting against the fence, the greenhouse and one was leaning against a tree.
After that Granddad began to plant his seeds just like Millie.