Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Gardening Party

Here are some pictures from our afternoon of gardening. It was an absolutely wonderful afternoon. Everyone jumped right in and naturally found a place within our little garden cage. It seemed as if I just turned around and it was done. The kids were wonderful to be around and fabulous gardeners. I'm thinking of starting a business and hiring them out. Hmmm, what are those child labor laws again. All the ladies in our group are such wonderful women, each so unique yet we mesh so well together. It's as if we have a script and all come prepared each time we meet, knowing our lines and on our marks. I have found them all to be a blessing in my life.

In the picture above Pam is getting us started.

Kelly, our resident school teacher, is so great with the kids and leading lessons. Oh, and see the jersey's, it was soccer tournament weekend. Everyone that had a game that weekend won their championship, how cool was that.

Here we are down to the last row and still smiling. The children gave off nothing but happy, joyful and refreshing energy all afternoon. They left our property more blessed for their presence there.

After the plants were in their place, we moved on to my boys. They got pampered and loved on and were totally soaking it all up. Gappi even gave some donkey hugs.

One last stop before they left, catching tadpoles in the pond. It was catch and release so no tadpoles were harmed in the taking of this photo :). The day was perfect and a good time was had by all. Now we'll see how they like the weeding part. I'm told Beth's sons are great at that part, my back says yeah! I look forward to the day we are enjoying fresh tomato sandwiches together followed by sticky watermelon juice dripping off our chin.


  1. What a fabulous day! Lots of smiles and I LOVE Gappi! What a cutey pie. It's great when a group gets together and really gels. Congratulations. I'm looking forward to seeing the harvest.

  2. Looks like a lot of fun!! Love seeing the soccer shirts! My son's season starts this weekend (he plays Under 17 rep).

    I'm smiling about the weeding...the planting is the fun part -- then there's lots of work before the harvest...watermelon and tomatoes...something very much to look forward to!

  3. ohhhhh, I remember catching tadpoles! beautiful. what a wonderful day.

  4. Looks like so much fun!! It seems like you all had a great time...I love being on the cusp of summer. :)

  5. so much fun! They'll remember this day...

  6. What a wonderful day you had (and it wouldn't have been complete without horse and donkey hugs-at least in my book!).