Monday, September 07, 2009

Labor Day

"Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master's happiness!"
--Matt. 25:23

We spent today working together in the garden, sprucing up and doing end-of-the-summer chores. We were grateful for weather that was bearable into the afternoon.

I raked up old mulch and dead grass, Scott cleaned the pool, and the boys helped move things into the garage and line a flower bed with bricks. I hoped that might make the emptiness more cheerful.

It's rather brown and bleak back there right now, but at least it's tidier now.

The tomato plants are still producing, but look withered and worn from the extreme temperatures. But the winter squash plants are finally taking off, and there's new growth on the watermelon plant! The first few vines produced nothing, so we'll see if the new ones fare better.

It's time to pull out the corn, and plant peas, but I didn't get to it today. We came in, cleaned up, and decided to join friends for a movie.

Littlest got to hang out with his Papa, and the rest of us went off to see "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" again -- a fun treat after a hard day's work.


John said...

Wow! You've seen (and worked) the summer crop, now on to the fall & winter! I love reading of your family's projects and enjoyment.

Toni said...

sounds like a perfect Labor Day.

Stephanie said...

I keep saying I'm going to do some fall planting... and then I don't.

The Maunderer said...

"Old things give way too new, and there is little we can do. So wave goodbye to old, and say "Oh, hi!" to new!"

-Sir maunderer

Lift Up Your Hearts said...

What a good work you are doing!

Catherine Anne said...

I need to do some fall planting

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