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Monday, May 21, 2012

Garden, Cleanup, Work, Family, and Fun

Saturday was such a beautiful day and many energetic and able children were home and available. We did our normal Saturday routine and cleaned the house, bedrooms, bathrooms, vacuuming, mopping, etc. Then we went outside as a team and worked hard.

Each family member gets a daily assignment during the week and on Saturdays we usually have more to do. This week, we have been weeding the garden, mowing grass, planting blackberries, and building wire fences to support grape vines and blackberry canes. Others are assigned to house duties such as making lunch, caring for and watching baby Emma, doing dishes, and keeping the house in order. They all take turns on the various assignments, but some naturally gravitate to certain jobs.

Joshua enjoys using the lawnmowers and keeping them full of gas. He has taken on most mowing assignments and is very capable and enthusiastic in doing so. He gets up early while it’s cool and mows with a smile on his face. This week he has mowed so much area; I’m nearly out grass. It looks great, and he’s done a wonderful job. Grass grows back fast though.

Rachel and April like to work inside, make lunches, and tend little Emma. They take their turn weeding and doing other outside chores. Jared can also make some pretty tasty food and enjoys cooking. 

Everyone pitched in together and weeded most of our planted garden. At this point we have onions, garlic, rhubarb, peas, spinach, lettuce, raspberries, strawberries, and grapes. They just turned on the irrigation water, and we are in the process of planting carrots, potatoes, beans, kohlrabi, green peppers, and beets. About the first week in June, we will plant tomatoes and many types of squashes - pumpkins, zucchini, cucumbers, watermelon, cantaloupe, etc.

This past week, Jared and the boys helped me plant blackberries, tear down an old fence, and salvage some of the steel posts. We used the posts and some extra wire to support the grapes vines and blackberry canes. It’s all coming together, the plants are growing, and we are excited.

After work, we played, rode four-wheelers and motorcycles, jumped on the trampoline, played basketball, and added on to the clubhouses. It’s great to work together and play together.

1 comment:

  1. My goodness! What an absolutely wonderful family life! We are currently working on getting to a place where we can enjoy this type of life with our children. Ah, the joy of work, but AH, the greater joy of that after-work feeling.


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