Saturday, October 24, 2015

Life in Our World - How Does Your Garden Grow?

A couple of weeks ago, we prepped the garden for next year.  We shoveled out the chicken coop and scooped up the steer manure in front of the manger and spread it over the garden.  Then I picked one last bouquet and Calvin rototilled everything under.

Good-bye garden 2015.  You were our best one yet.

We had a large willow tree at the edge of the garden. Each year, as it started to take more and more growing space away, Calvin threatened to cut it down.  Today he made good on that threat.

Ray, Atlas, and Levin are here for the weekend while Cali is at a scrapbook retreat, and Ray helped Calvin cut the tree down.

Atlas took the whole experience very seriously.  He does not like loud noises and chainsaws and falling trees are loud.  However, he did learn to say "Timber!"

Levin, on the other hand, yelled, "It's a playground!" the minute the tree hit the ground and ran off to climb. As he worked his way into the branches he yelled back, "It's a jungle with gorillas!"

It will take hours and hours, more like days, of cutting and hauling away the wood and branches, but it will be nice to have a larger growing space again.

Hello Garden of 2016.

1 comment:

Haley Krumblis said...

Oh how I wish we lived closer! We are in desperate need of firewood this year! Can't wait for garden 2016!