Monday, June 13, 2011

Almost Three Plants Almost Three

We woke up early this morning. The potato patch was ready to be planted and we didn't want to plant it in the heat of the day. At 6:00 AM I was out of bed. Oh alright, I was forced out of bed by a pair of five year old feet, they were cold and the rest of their body was taking up way to much room. I tried to go back to sleep, but it didn't work, so I did a little scripture study. At about 7:00 I started hollering down the stairs at the work crew. Two of the best workers were summoned first because they had sprinklers to go change. at 7:30 they emerged from the cool of the basement and were on their way before 8:00 AM My next best helper had a struggle getting out of bed so I left her and took the two littlest helpers. the 5 year old and the almost three year old.

We gathered all the seed potato, a knife and ,threw it all into the large wheel barrow and marched determinedly across the street to where the empty potato patch waited. I quickly cut up the red potato seed and we began our project, me with the shovel, Chance with the bucket of seed potato, and the almost three year old with two little eager hands.

I plunged the shovel into the first row and we were off. Chance moved the bucket along while the little one threw a potato seed into each hole. Surprisingly we made quick progress and the two little ones began a chant...."Team work, Team Work....." I sent the 5 year old on a few errands for me and so the almost three year old ended up planting almost three entire rows all by herself. I only called Roger once to make sure I wasn't breaking any child labor laws. ;) The rows were about a hundred or so feet in length, I think, and there was a total of 15. When I finally got the rest of my help there we had five rows planted. One of the errands I sent Chance on was to get my Camera so I could get a nice picture to blog.

See why We had time to plant so many before he returned? Angie, The big yellow dog, decided it was a good time for a photo shoot. Here's Chance's first shot.

Here's his next shot

And finally his last shot.

When he got back to me and handed me the camera he said, "Sorry it took me so long, mom. I took a few great shots of Angie."

O.K. so Photographer.....Maybe.


real-life said...

Isn't it nice to have it all done and in the ground? I think we are finally done with ours. Now comes the real work!

Jenny said...

Wow, I'm impressed! I would have gone much slower. ;) I love that your kids are learning to work and work hard.

Boy Mom said...

I love how the dog posed for him.

So how long till Peas and New Potato's time?