design

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Twiggy

If yesterday was a day of play, then today was a day of work. After a long winter, there is a lot to clean up around the yard. This morning I had the kids outside working. All 4 of us worked to pick up the many twigs that managed to drop from the willow tree during the last 5 months. I was pleased that they all had a pretty good attitude about it. I'm hoping to develop strong work ethics in my kids.
The day turned out to be just gorgeous. High around 65. It didn't start out that way. It was a little crisp when we first started out. As the sun rose higher and our muscles warmed up, we all took off our jackets.
Here you can see...a job well done. Five containers of various sized paked with twigs and branches.


Sherman was out with us for a bit. I let him off the chain. He hangs out for a while...but then manages to sneak off somewhere. Luckily he did not come back needing a bath. But he needed a rest (and to be chained up again).

7 comments:

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

me thinks you worked poor Sherman too hard! LOL!

Bethany said...

Wow! that is quite a few sticks! Good work. Now I'm waiting for a day when I'm home long enough to get my raking done too.

Rachel said...

We were out last weekend, but I didn't get any pictures. We had so many leaves in our front garden, many were stuck in the plants. Steven did a beautiful job vacuuming them up!

Good job picking up guys!

Martha said...

I'm trying to imagine the deer carcass from our side property stuffed into those containers...

I don't think we'll ever get all our sticks and leaves picked up. Seems the more we rake and haul, the more sticks and leaves appear. I suppose the lawn mower will take care of it all eventually.

Gudl said...

You all did well!

Tracy said...

It probably helps that you were working along side them. I honestly can't remember my mom working along side my brother and I when we were asked to do yard work. I never really thought about that before.

Tracy said...

has any one noticed that they seem to be making the word verification a lot harder lately?