Monday, May 18, 2015

Boo ya!

Wow! What a productive long weekend that was!

Starting Thursday and Friday evening, Clayton dug a trench for his waterline. And proceeded to work on waterline tasks; connecting pipe, building turnouts, burying pipe, etc through out the weekend. 

On Friday myself and the kids finished planting our flower pots.
(Mya and Jax, helped un-plant one large pot and load the flowers into their wagon while I had slipped away to get a watering can. Shayla and I re-planted the pot while Jax cried and Mya sat in the wagon with a scowl on her face, as if to say: you wanna try getting me in trouble again lady. I'll take ya!)

On Saturday, got the corner posts, for the eventual horse pasture, almost finished.

After 3 failed attempts at acquiring a working chainsaw, we ended up cutting the notches by hand. That was fun. Who needs a gym membership, right!

On Sunday, Clayton rototilled the berry patch and garden spot.

Then I planted the rest of the garden.

Shayla and Tristan planted their gardens.

On Monday, Clayton mowed and mowed and mowed.

I actually got around to 'hardening off' (definition: getting your plants used to the hardcore weather out here, instead of just planting them outside and watching them almost die of shock) my veggie plants this year. Hopefully it will warm up and I will be able to transplant them later this week.

 Clayton, Tristan and I then removed some fence posts and filled the holes.

And we did this all with our 6 kids...
Wait, don't we only have 4 kids?!
Can you spot the imposters?! ;)

Kids and I made two cute scarecrows for the strawberry patch.

Which are apparently too cute and going to be Shayla and Tristan's dolls instead... maybe.

Clayton and Shayla de-winterized our trailer for our well deserved camping weekend... next weekend! Yippee!

Sat out on our deck and enjoyed the yard!

And even put up this blog post!
Boo ya for a weekend well done!!!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Gardening 2015 style...

Well, I did my first weed of the strawberry patch for this year's gardening season. And I truly enjoyed it. Of course, that is always how it goes:
Gardening in May is great fun. Gardening in August is not.

This year it was even more fun because Shayla and Tristan were helping me. Tristan worked so hard and on his own accord. He went and got the wheel barrow... declined all help... pushed and pulled that thing painfully slow to his destination. Then proceeded to fill it with all the dandelions I had pulled.

Where are we going to plant these, Mom? 

Oh right, the last thing we did was transplant strawberry runners... Haha! I wonder what Clayton will say when he see's Tristan's dandelion flower bed?! Lol

Shayla was a great help motivating me to take breaks... thus making the whole experience more enjoyable... to make dandelion crowns and dance to our rocking tunes!

Then I was able to finish weeding while Clayton put all the kids to bed.  Walking into the house and having all the kids in bed is just one of life's little joys!

Here's to rockin' the 2015 gardening season... all the way to August and beyond! ;)