Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

I hope all you Moms out there had a wonderful Mother's Day.  Mine was almost picture perfect.  I got to spend almost all afternoon working in my new garden and K-9 helped me carry grass clippings to use as mulch to try to control some weeds.  And I got to use my Mother's Day gift:
My very own watering wand!
It's already muddy since I used it to water in my tomatoes and peppers and had dirt on my hands when I used it.  Plus, V was using it to spray out the bucket he had mortar mixed up in.
We worked the children so hard they needed a lie down!
What a crew!  I feel so blessed with my children.  For all their picking at each other, they are really good kids, loving and hard working.  They have all been pulling their weight around here the past few weeks- sometimes with prodding- but they have been pitching in. They even unloaded the dishwasher, vacuumed and sorted socks late this morning while V and I were at Menard's.  
The well pit and our new well head.
Tomorrow I will plant a bit more in the garden and we will begin removing the concrete blocks from the walls of the well pit.  Then we can begin back-filling the pit.  We are planning to top the backfill with topsoil mixed with horse manure and I'm thinking about putting my herb garden around the well head.  It's just outside the door to what will be V's study which is right off the kitchen.  
I have two more days to get a few things done. I definitely need to get an early start tomorrow morning. I think it's planting and painting for me tomorrow as well as 'pit work'.  I have a few more flowers that I want to move from here so we'll see if that happens anytime soon.
Tomorrow evening will be an IDC update and on Tuesday a garden update.


  1. Happy Mothers Day to you too my friend! x

  2. Happy Mother's Day - you'll have to go back to work just for some rest :)

  3. Glad to hear you had a wonderful day. Sounds like you have some great kids!

  4. Glad it was such a happy, productive, and family day all wrapped into one. The best kind!

  5. Just caught up on some of your posts..whew, you've been crazy-busy! I'm so glad you had a great Mothers Day :) You're doing an awful lot...I tell my hubby, when we seem to be working on differing tasks and priorities and arent on the same page and I get overwhelmed, I ask him if he saw any traffic cones on his way in (our little joke). He says no, and I say GOOD, I guess Wonderwoman didnt show up, it's just me on duty at the moment and we seem to be going backwards...ha :)

    So glad you got some time off...hope you can rest when all is said and done :)


  6. I'm so glad you had a great Mother's Day and what a wonderful gift!

  7. Happy belated Mother's Day! That is a great gift - I love mine (if I can remember where the kids hid it last fall) and can't wait to use it.


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