What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Monday, April 14, 2014

First Things


This weekend was filled with many firsts for the year~

~ first wheelbarrow rides
~ first pollywog catches
~ first open windows at night to hear the peeper song
~ first tick that needed to be picked off one of my boys (totally not fair that I have to deal with ticks before the flowers have even begun to bloom!)
~ first crocus blossoms
~ first flower bouquets gifted by little hands
~ first barefeet walking and mud squishing through toes (glorious, glorious feeling)
~ first plantings
~ first sunburn
~ first foods grilled outside
~ first picnic dinner in the flower circle
~ first night camping for Corynn and Andrew (they made it until 2:30 and then came in because they were cold. hehehe)


I spent every moment I could possibly spend outside this weekend.  I started clearing the flower circle of all its' dead overgrowth.  Bringing wheelbarrow of dead things out and bringing wheelbarrow (after wheelbarrow after wheelbarrow) of mulch back in to try and get a head start on those pesky weeds. 



It was so exciting to tear out the old and dead and then spot underneath the poking out heads of curious new vegetation, looking around to see if it is their time to grow yet.  Yes little plants, it's time!

My gardening muscles ache and moan right about now.  They must have forgotten this winter that I need them.  Lazy muscles.  You'd better get used to working.

Things to do this week:


* spread hay on pumpkin patch and asparagus bed
* plant early crops of peas, lettuce, spinach and onions
* continue to mulch the flower circle until it is done
* fix trampoline net
* get bench from barn for flower circle
* help Matt cut up some more slab wood to burn for the cold days this week and next, put it in basement.


* finish Corynn's Easter dress
* crochet bow-ties for boys
* take yard sale boxes to Granary
* Sort through books in staircase
* clean and dust house for Easter (nothing so motivating to spring clean than hosting Easter! hehehe)
* clean at least TWO windows
* figure out Easter menu
* gather and clean canning jars for a wedding at church
* plant more wheat grass
* drop off donation clothes
* change sheets on all the beds
* get a few warmer weather clothes out for everyone


Bobbi Anderson said...

I did the same thing! Uncovering the perennials reminded me so much of Gods promises! The clothes the lillies! And his word produces life (Is 55) the JOYS of spring!!!

Theresa F said...

Wow, you have a beautiful view across the street. Sounds like a wonderful weekend.

...they call me mommy... said...

Lovely busy week, friend!! :) Can't wait to watch your garden emerge through your photos! :) Also can't wait to see the kids Easter duds! You do such a great job with them! :D I don't want to forget to get a picture with mine this Sunday...it will be mildly comical with the belly I'm sportin' but hey for posterity's sake, huh? :D

beth said...

about your 10th photo? sweetest face EVER.

Catie said...

Your little guy is SO cute. :) And that pie looks DEE-lish! Can't wait to see more of your garden!

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Barb said...

do you ever sleep Rebecca? Your blog is beautiful- no more than beautiful! Breathtaking! My mouth is still open, gawking at your beautiful artistry! It reminds me of what Edith Schaeffer wrote about in her book,"the Hidden art of Homemaking".Now I'm a grandma, so my goals are changing!

Abigail said...

We're still waiting on our first blooms. We need some crocuses up here!