Monday, 15 April 2013
Kids in the garden | Marking the territory
Three weekends into the big vege garden project, the first of the garden beds was up. It was time to mark out territory for the second.
It's a complex task.
Daddy measured the dimensions and placed the rope. Alannah went to move the rope. Daddy resisted.
"No sto-op, sto-op," said Alannah. "I will be just one minute and I will do this and then I will come back, ok?"
Daddy, sensing the battle was lost, re-measured and staked the corner. Alannah carefully piled dirt on the tip of the stake.
The territory marked, the digging and chopping began again. Much soil had to be moved from the new site to the existing garden bed. Handful by handful, shovelful by shovelful.