I’m starting to get lots of help pulling weeds, and It’s really helping greatly. In the photo, my niece, her friend and boots are taking one of there many breaks from work.
While the kids were pulling weeds, I was spreading some compost that’s been sitting around for at least a year. You can see just how dark and rich the soil is. I’m hoping this solution will get my cucumbers growing a bit.
All of the kids seem to like my outdoor cat Boots, as he is very friendly. To get him comfortable with kids holding him, I used to hold him upside down as a kitten. He got used to it very quickly, and I think it made him immune to being fearfull of heights. Whenever I’m working on my shed, he climbs up to the top and hangs out with me as if it’s no big deal to be standing on a 2 x 4 – 35 feet in the air.
My oldest niece took this picture of my youngest nephew, the now five year old boy that grew watermelons last year. This little guy has more character then ten average adults, and he has no problem at all with working in the garden.