I finally got out into my flower gardens yesterday to start getting them prepared for the winter. I just need a little more manure and some hay then they will be done. Before I went outside I got supper all prepared to put in the oven at the appropriate times so I could just have my husband pop them in so I wouldn't have to stop my outside work.
The gardening actually turned out be a familly affair. My oldest son and his girlfriend had come over because I had invited them over for supper. I had every intention of doing the garden work in the morning and then paying attention to the supper and kids in the afternoon. Well, things didn't go as planned. My daughter had to make a choice the other day for a punishment for something that she had done wrong - either go on the halloween trip with her friends and have two days of some yucky cleaning or just not go on the trip and that would have been the punishment. As I thought she would do, she went on the trip. So yesterday morning was spent showing her what was to be cleaned, I ended up going through some things and throwing out things, etc. So I eventually got the pork roast and potatoes prepared and then went out side to work. My younger son and my son's girlfriend came outside with me. As I thought he would, my oldest stayed inside with my husband. With the help of those two we got one garden completely weeded (there wasn't a whole lot) and everything cut back. By this time I was getting pretty tired and it just so happened that my oldest came out so I put him to work too -he got to spread the manure....hehehe....good job for him. Then after my daughter finished her work, she came out and I got her involved too. So with everyone's help, it's almost done. WooHoo!!!!!
My youngest son also wants a flower garden, so he has dug up the area that he wanted, got it hoed out pretty well. Yesterday we helped him with putting some peat on it and we will put some manure on it for the winter after we get some more.
My daughter also wants her own area, so I'm putting her in charge of the window boxes and some areas around the walk ways. They don't need much attention right now, but will in the Spring.
I am so glad they like to garden with me. Makes it pretty cool.
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