Don't you just love Springtime?! When the dead-looking branches spring to life and fill the countryside with new color and vibrancy. Such joy!
We've been spending many hours in the great outdoors lately -- starting our vegetable garden, in addition to planting blueberries, raspberries, asparagus, and 20 fruit trees on our acreage. After living in town for 10 years, its wonderful to now have the space to landscape and plant!
Charissa has been lovin' the fact that Mommy needs her help when planting things like onions, peas, and beans. She's also learning that its probably not a good idea to pull the plants out of the ground just to see if their roots are growing! *smile*
Picking rocks out of our lawn...our snow remover got a little carried away with pushing rocks where they don't belong!
Since the boys have been working very long hours these days, Hannah and Susanna 'graduated' to the task of lawn-mowing. They're thrilled!
Dig :: Dig :: Dig!
With 20 holes to dig -- at 3 foot deep each -- we're starting to feel a bit like gophers! With Ruth's interest in nutrition (especially in relation to our foods), she discovered a non-conventional tree-planting method that we decided to implement with our saplings. We also planted a couple the traditional route, so we're looking forward to watching the growth and comparing the two!