We had a busy and exciting weekend full of sport's tournaments and competitions but each evening we could not wait to return home and "work the land."
We turned our old sandbox into a planter box and filed it with sweet onions and arugula and cherry tomatoes.
Ezra and David took great pride in planting everything just so.
We liked our new bed so much that we built a second one for strawberries, cucumbers and more tomatoes.
I had to take a minute to let it sink in that my kiddos were growing up and had chosen to turn their play space into a garden. We do live on five acres and they still have plenty of space in which to play but for the past ten years they have swung and climbed and jumped and dug and been pirates and super heroes in this space. But today they are gardeners who are taking great pride in selecting and growing their own crop. My kiddos are growing and that's a good thing.
Then we watered all our little seedlings and wished them to bear loads of yummy, healthy, fruit.
And then, just to show this mama that we are not all grown up just yet, we watered one another! Good times.
In the meantime, I finished assembling the nine-patch quilt top only to realize that I have completed three quilt tops in the last month - all of which are patiently waiting to be sandwiched and quilted. I better get to work.
But before I go I'd like to share that I just finished reading the book Lighting Their Fires by Rafe Esquith and I cannot recommend it highly enough.
Hope you get a chance to work your land this week. And if you think you don't have enough space watch this.