Thursday, April 15, 2010

Yesterday...after I went to the dentist to get my root canal finished up...we all went over to Travis's parents house and got started on digging up the old garden and also help do some pruning etc. We are excited to get started on our garden again this year. Since Elizabeth was so small last year we didn't do much, but this year we have big plans. Here are a few pictures of what we did. We all came home pooped out! That's a great feeling!
Connor has still been suffering from an earache lately, so I gave him my ear warmer thing to wear outside.
Little Miss having a break from all her hard work of...walking in the grass! It was kind of tall grass and she's not a super-pro with the whole shoe walking thing yet...so this was a well deserved break. (o:
Travis's folks have a giant old bush/tree/bunch of random shoots of bush/tree that is all bunched up in a big corner of their yard. It's dying from the inside out, so Travis started cutting and pulling out all the dead wood. The kids helped stack it all up in a pile. They (meaning Travis and our sons) are planning to made a little clubhouse in the middle of the bush/tree thingy.
Connor picked Mommy some 'flowers'.
I ended up digging about 3/4 of the garden myself while the others worked on the bush/tree thingy.
Joseph lookin' cool.
Here we were just getting started.
And here it is finished. We are going to let it dry out a bit and then we will have the kids help gather rocks and the big clumps of grass/weeds then we will add the fertilizer and stuff to it before we plant.
So...that's a good summary of what we did yesterday. I'm so glad it didn't rain. It was a gorgeous day..in the upper 60's. Perfect!
We'll post more pictures as we progress. We are sort of gardening novices...neither of us can remember how our parents did it when we were kids, so we are having fun learning and doing it our own way. (o:

1 comment:

mrs. olson said...

That is so awesome you're gardening with the kids!! I never loved it as a child but it's such a great teaching tool for children.