Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Morning Projects

This has been a busy morning and we got two projects started, but certainly not finished.

First of all, my garden is a mess! Everytime I want to go out and weed, it's raining. Or I'm busy or something. It is starting to look like a jungle.

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So I decided to hire Emily to weed 3 rows of beans. I told her I would pay her $5 if she did a good job on the rows without complaining.

Here she is on the first row.
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And finishing up the 3rd row. What do you think? Did she do a good job? :-)
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The boys started working on our creek. There used to be a dam and a little pool at the top part of the creek when we moved here 4 years ago. However, heavy rains and the fact that the town built up the road and now all the water washes across the yard and into the creek has made a mess of it. The dam washed away and it looks horrible.

This used to be a little pool of water. Those giant slabs were totally covered with water.
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All the stones have washed downstream.
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Anyway, after getting permission from our landlord, the boys have decided that they are going to rebuild the dam and do a little landscaping. Given the fact, that this is their first project of this kind, they had a good start.

Laying the foundation.
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See the row of flat rocks. The foundation is done.
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Stephen is trying to saw away at a huge log that washed downstream. I don't know if he'll have much luck, using that little saw but he certainly will build up some muscles.
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Hot and sweaty!
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So, we are done with those projects for the day. I managed to get 2 rows weeded plus Emily's 3 and we'll be back out there tomorrow. The boys figured it will take them about a week of working in the mornings to get the dam built.

We'll keep you posted!