Thursday, May 6, 2010

"I love Spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden." ~Ruth Stout

Forget-me-nots and wattle fence
examining their fishing equipment as the weekly fishing trips have begun

forget- me- nots and irises

Abby and a frog

Bannon helping Sophie on the swing
" 'Just living is not enough,' said the butterfly. 'One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.' " ~Hans Christian Anderson

On the way to the pond for more exploring

Yesterday we were able to do our schooling out on the porch and trampoline. We got very dirty and a little sunburned. This Mama has had to remove a couple of ticks, and is using the antiseptic gel just like the commercials suggest. More pictures of the garden wil surface here. I enjoy it so much. It's not here because of just me though. Everyone has pitched in, and we all get to enjoy it because of the help. Sophie has planted, Bannon has watered the grass seed, Jake and Jeremy made a koi pond, Cot and Jake built wattle fences, and Hannah has planted lots of pansies. Abigail delights me with her frog catching and holding. This is just like planting a flower to me.


  1. I love watching your yard take on the personality of your beautiful family.
    And Abby is braver than I.... :>)

  2. i agree with maureen! your kids are like a garden in themselves... variety, lots of work, a little mud, planting seeds. love it!