The weather this weekend was lovely so we tackled the field and had some fun while we were at it. Instead of a post of words I thought I would share with you a simple weekend shared with great friends and lots of hard work, although even that was fun.
I took on the weeding of the Little Cove, which meant it was time to eat outdoors too. ;-) You can see behind my granddaughter two more chairs my daughter-in-law and I replaced the torn seats with clothesline to match the ones I finished last summer.
It didn’t take long for the cozy area to be used.
Weeds were out of control. I started to clear the Cove when my neighbors came out and asked if they could help. They are extremely hard workers and it made me smile to see two more children who love nature and gardening move in here. Every time I head outside to work in the field I get asked if they can help.
The picture above you can see how out of control those weeds are. My son decided he couldn’t stand to wait for his friend to come with a weed whacker so he took over with hedge clipplers.
When the weeds are as tall as ours clipping them by hand makes another mess, but the children took turns cleaning up the mess.
I’m not a slave driver so there were plenty of breaks. Little one decided the ripped seat cushions we replaced on the lawn chairs were perfect to lay out on. Guess I don’t have to toss these in the trash after all.
My grandson lost the training wheels on his bike and also showed off his skill on the scooter I bought him for Christmas. We laugh because he will trip over his own feet and is always falling down, but put him on bike or this scooter and he amazes us with his grace and balance.
Took a walk and spotted this garden display.
With all the hard work the children did this weekend, I decided to treat them to some flower seeds. Little one picked out flowers she thought were pretty and the neighbor kids choose which ones they want to plant. I’ve even talked to their mom and will include them in the veggies garden letting them care for their own plot they are so excited.
We met the latest addition to the apartment complex, this cute kitten was found in a ditch and was starving and sick. My neighbor has been nursing her back to health then will have her spade before letting her be adopted.
Finally, the first of my raised beds were assembled to make gardening easier on me this year.