Wednesday, 21 May 2008

Getting his hands dirty lol

Last week one of Ben work friends offered us some of their left over turf and looking at the state of our poor weed and moss excuse of a lawn he jumped at chance and said yes please we're take it. So a big thank you to Mirja you are very kind and as you won't take any money for it because you where very happy that it will be used and not dumped, I'll be baking up a batch of yummy cupcakes for you to enjoy. Just as a way of saying thank you for your kindness.

As you can see Ben had plenty of help with the job in hand. Thomas sat on the garden table keeping an eye on everything happening.
Daisy's pointing where each piece needs to go. "over there Daddy" "no right a bit, no left a bit"
Two little foremen over seeing all the work being carried out by their Daddy. "Good job would you like tea?"
Daisy's wearing the right protective footwear, one welly and one dolly shoe, both on the wrong feet, just right for working in the garden. And Jim-jams a gardening must have hehe! This seasons new look.
Now on to the watering, no! not the cats lol run Thomas!
That's better just like Daddy. Sprinkle, sprinkle.
After a lot more watering the lawns looking nice and green. Now the girls will have somewhere nice to run and play on. And Ben can stand back and say I did that. I think he enjoyed it really getting his hands dirty. But he'd never say so.
Any tips on helping it grow would be very grateful, we have been watering it every evening and the joins are starting to disappear, so fingers crossed it will all take. Can you see our compost bin in the corner, I was over the moon when that arrived. What with all the recycling we do and now composting I'm pleased to say that our rubbish is down to only one or two small bags a week. I only wish the rest of the road did the same. It makes my blood boil when I see 5 or 6 black bin bags outside one house. Oh well I can't change the world but I can do something about in my own home and teach our girls the right way to do things. After all it's their future we're doing it for.

The going green bug continues and now we have pots of onions, herbs and strawberries. I'd like to get some tomato plants as well. And then one day chickens for eggs but not while we live here. For now we're happy with our very little plot of veg, fruit and herbs. Every little helps and the taste of home grow is the best.
I'll post some photos later next week of all the new plants and pots.
Have a lovely bank holiday weekend. Lets hope the sun shines for all of us.
Thanks again for all the get well messages, I'm feeling much better now and have just a bit of a cough left. So I'm nearly right as rain.
Catherine x


Kitty said...

Nice job of the lawn! Here's hoping the rain forecast for this weekend, makes it all grow! x

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Ohhhhhhh, that picture of the little one with just one rain boot on is priceless!!!!

M ^..^

Ragged Roses said...

Ben's done a good job of the lawn. Love his little helpers, I'm sure they "helped" a lot! Hope you're having a great weekend too

Two Crofters said...

eeekkkkkk xxxxx
love the footwear - so cute x
give that little sweetie an extra hug from me for being so lovely x
t x
hope you are feeling heaps better x

Garden girl said...

It will be so lovely to have your garden done for summer, isn't Ben a sweetie?! Your little people really are beautiful.x

serendipitylovesnewyork said...

Hiya, just to let you know you have won one of my pay it forward goodies, I've still got your address ( I think) form before.....claire x