In the beginning, JD adamantly only wanted two children. I thought that four would be perfect. Once we caught God's vision of putting orphans into families, our plan was multiplied by God. We are currently blessed with 12 children; five biological, six adopted and one more waiting in Ethiopia. Our first adoption was from the U.S., the next three were from Liberia, West Africa, and our last two were from Ethiopia. We are supporting our 12th child in Ethiopia after her adoption could not pass court.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Happy Saturday

 I know I may be unusual, but I'd chose a Saturday working in the yard over any Saturday shopping! It rained a bit this morning, but then turned into a beautiful day and we all headed out to work.

Moriah bought me this pretty plant -

We pulled the garden fence out this morning; I like the ease of being able to get to all the beds more easily for planting. I am also going to widen the walkways around the beds with more ground cover and mulch to reduce the weeding. The bottom is the kiwi plant that we relocated; of course this the first year in at least five that Lowes does not have kiwi plants for sale now that I need to buy it a kiwi mate.

It's amazing how nicely the grass can grow where I don't want it and yet doesn't grow in the middle of the yard where I actually plant it!

I think Mooster is going to have that baby in May. I ordered her milking machine and it is sitting in the living room in a box almost as large as a dishwasher. JD gets to set it up, figure it out , and give me lessons. He's pretty excited, (not!). 

Mooster showing off her new purple harness

 The guineas are out taking care of any bugs in the area that Mooster makes such a mess with her hay.

While James attempted to fix the mower and helped JD swap tractor attachments, Ben got to start moving excess dirt left from wall number one.

JD drew out where the lower wall will be and started digging it. He is going to work on the two side walls simultaneously, so the tractor can be used on both walls. He switched to the smaller tractor, in spite of the smaller bucket, due to the steep hill.

Standing where the lower garage drive way will be shows the need for the retaining walls!

Back to my planting - my sister just drove home from a visit in Memphis with her trunk loaded with plants that were multiplying at my Mom's house. I put in several plants in the middle of the driveway.

After trying a few things, hostas are the only plant that I like and thrive around the front patio in the shade, so she sent many more hostas and I filled in the empty spots.

Happy Saturday!

1 comment:

  1. I told you we are really twins....a day in the yard=) And the hostas, we've moved enough to get started, from house to house,some hostas and daylillies always move with us. Mooster looks pretty happy. Our garden is DONE, except a packet of pumpkin seeds I bought this week. I will probably have to go back thru and fill in some spots where bum seeds didn't come up, though. Happy weekend!