Labor Day! A dreamy four-day weekend and the last hurrah before school really begins. But before we play, we must labor. We bought the wood for new garden beds two years ago and these strapping young men finally nailed them together. Yeah, that’s how we roll around here.One must use these corner pieces or your garden beds to fall apart!Tenny was working very hard, too.We were away so much this summer that this beauty was one of the few, the brave, the proud…tomatoes hanging on the plant.These little punkins are somehow growing outside the garden beds in a random garden patch. Who knows how these things happen. It’s like a Jack and the Beanstalk story. We like it!And the squash is doing something. Remember: you can eat these tasty things!
Do you see our dry grass? We’ve had an unusually dry summer. While boys nailed wood, I cut down all the hostas. This little gem of a girl swept them all up…And dumped them on the garden beds to protect them from weeds and winter.We peeked into the compost. Do you compost? It makes the most magical dirt.
After the work, came the play on Monday: the ocean! Whew!
Grandma took us down to the water’s edge where the children were given a history lesson on our ancestors and the great sink shipping at isles of shoals. It was fascinating. I’m so grateful for this woman! It reminds me: we need to know and write our stories or they will be lost.