make light work.
Now before you all go callin’ children and youth on us.
Please understand something.
We believe in having our children learn the valuable lesson of what hard labor means.
The only way we can live on this beautiful piece of property is if everyone pulls their weight and helps out!
So we woke the teenagers up BEFORE noon on Saturday (GASP!) and everyone pitched and we got some serious clean up done around the place….and even had smiles on their faces!
It was really the first REALLY nice Saturday we have had this spring so far and thankfully all the boys were home.
We do allow them to have water breaks!
And we do feed them!
(And not just garlic! But look at this amazing garlic crop that is growing! God is good!)
Josie’s one and only job was to hold the deck down so it wouldn’t blow away.
She must have done a good job as it is still there today!
The chickens LOVE all the weeds that we pulled…..
And Daddy worked hard and getting the lawn mowers serviced and ready for another season of mowing.
(Which I may or may not have promptly ran over a (small) stick and the belt came off! Thankful he is so good at fixing things! lol Sorry Babe!)
Back when Travis was Ava’s age, his Daddy challenged him that if he could raise the digging iron up over his head he would buy him a BIG bag of bubble gum. Which Travis did easily and Daddy was off to the store to buy some bubble gum.
So yesterday Travis challenged Ava to the same deal……
So Travis presented Ava with a whole lot of gum this morning! lol I told him he can pay for the dentist bills!
So “round one” is done outside….now we still have to edge and do mulch. It is a never ending job as there is so much to care for. And so thankful for our boys and their willing hearts and hands.
Then to top the day off I got to take Jared shopping for his prom outfit!!!! Prom is Friday!!!!
But then he took him Mama out for supper! <3
We got a lot done and we still had some special times together yesterday!
Gotta love those kinds of days!