Thursday, April 28, 2011

It's Warm Enough

To weed.  I know, I know.  You're all excited.  Me too.

Trust me when I say, it's not all that bad if you have the right sort of company with you.

Silje finished her lessons as quickly as humanly possible, and the boys headed outside too.  I haven't looked at her work yet, but Silje was working for a long time in the strawberry patch, which is her weeding assignment for the year.  I need to go down there and help her out once the flower garden is done.  The strawberry plants are coming up like crazy this year--way more plants than last year.  The area is so full of grass that it needs to be tended to asap.

I spent some serious time edging out the front flower bed, and with any luck, it might actually get done today.  I cannot wait for those tulips to bloom.  I just love a big pitcher of flowers on the kitchen table.  It makes me want to do dishes and keep everything else clean.  Seriously, I don't think there is any better motivation to keep a kitchen clean than a bouquet of flowers. 

Won't it be nice to see it all weed free?  Even if it is only for one day.  If I can get finish it up today, then tomorrow I'll help with the strawberry patch.  After that, the gardens around the house.  And of course, going back over all of those again, and again, and again. 

The vegetable garden needs to go in soon, and I've just been to the Country Store to get my seeds, and picked up some chick supplies too.  Our chicks are coming the week of May 10th, and I have a feeling that's closer than I think.

David decided to ride his bike, and then decided that he just wanted to run.  He ran around the yard, having elaborate races in his head for almost an hour this afternoon.  I was impressed. 

The 2 older kids and Knut are planning on getting out the helmets tonight and going on a long bike ride together.  As the ground is slowly drying up, we all know it's only a matter of days, perhaps less, when he'll be in the fields until past bedtime.

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