Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Before the heat set in....

Yesterday the goal was to get the sweet potato slips in the ground before it got too hot to work in the yard...
We donned our work attire...

Yes, I also have matching pink Croc's and gardening gloves..Except hers are "John Deer" gloves and cost twice as much as mine because gardening gloves for 3yr olds are hard to find.

While I pulled a mountain of weeds, Sara harvested the red Onions...
and nagged me non-stop "I wanna play in poop...I wanna play in poop"

Translation: We need to empty the compost bins into the garden before we plant the slips..

The onions are a little on the small side but I needed to keep nagging McPita child busy and we need the garden space for the sweet potatoes, so up they came.

Though we did get the weeding, harvesting and one compost bin emptied, we still have one more bin to go, THEN I can finally plant the slips...Maybe today before it gets too hot??

Off the subject of gardening...I am still working HARD on my serving heart...Part of which is forcing myself to have more patience to serve Sara by training her...Following thru with punishments and enforcing the family code of conduct....Please continue to pray for me it is going to be a long day.

Blessings Kelsie

Sharing today for:
Tuesday Garden Party @ http://www.anoregoncottage.com/
Outdoor Wednesday @ http://www.asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/

7 comments:

CAS said...

I think it's truly great that you are involving your little one in some of the mundane daily "chores." My kiddos are grown now with kidlets of their own, but I can remember the struggles I had when they were little. It's so hard sometimes to be patient, but I tried so hard to always remember that I was their teacher as well as their mother and protector. I love how little ones are always so eager to do those "chores" that will, all to soon, become the basis of many arguments, eye-rolls, and sheer frustration as they get older.

Love the pink crocs and matching gloves -- so cute!
CAS

Riet said...

What a beautiful little girl. And she is so good in helping mom.

Darla said...

Adorable! Training children in the way they should go is all an endurance test. Believe me when I say, you have to out last her.. :)

Bonita Jane said...

She's a good little helper! She will remember this. Gardening will be instilled in her soul.

On Crooked Creek said...

Kelsie,
You're on the right track...keep the positive re~enforcers going! Remeber the song states..."One Day At A Time"!
Fondly,
Pat

Green Bean said...

Indeed yes! Kiddo gloves are WAY more expensive but good incentive to get them out and working in the garden.

Lynn said...

Your daughter is adorable! She is such a good helper. My kids are excited about our garden also. I think it is a great experience for them.