It is another lovely sunny Autumn day here, and we are in the midst of school term holidays, so we are enjoying the nice weather to the fullest.
Well, I am. The kids are taking the holidays as a chance to play video games as much as possible, so every now and again I have to lever them out of the loungeroom or ban the tv altogether to get them outside to enjoy the nice days.
We were wandering about in the front garden this morning and the kids were very happy to see some (very) late sunflowers we planted have finally flowered.
You can tell we love playing games in this house, the sunflowers were planted because Number 1 and I had been playing Plants vs Zombies far too much. We decided that the one thing it taught us was that the only way of surviving the Zombie apocalypse was to have a defensive wall of sunflowers across the front of the house.
If you haven’t played the game it goes something like this; you have to protect your house from the zombies. You are given a line of lawnmowers and seeds of various weaponized plants (like the Pea shooters, Potato mines, and the aptly named Squash) to defend your property. The Sunflowers are very important as you need to collect sunlight to keep planting defenders against wave after wave of attacking cartoon Zombies.
In response to the small sunflowers out there now Number 2 went through a seed catalogue and found some Giant Russian Sunflowers that he has requested for next time. They grow to about 3 metres high and have dinnerplate sized flowers. After he outlined his plan all I can imagine is that next summer our house will be invisible behind the thick wall of green stems and giant flowers. I guess it will keep the house cool….. 😉
And, just for the kids, because they love this, here is the (unfortunately blurry, clearly recording off the telly isn’t going to give anyone the best quality recording and trust me, I looked….) song you get when you complete the game… “There’s a Zombie on your lawn….” as sung by the Sunflower.
Go on! Sing along, just follow the bouncing brain, “I know your type, tall, dark, and dead, you want to bite all the petals off my head….” 😀