Today's project was exciting and a fair bit emotional, too. Michael remembers helping Dad G build the greenhouse. He loved to putter in here. He would start the plants here for the three garden spots he loved. We are at a place where we could tackle the inside of the greenhouse. All those spots were FULL of berries and trees. There are still some vines to remove and beds to build up....but look....light is coming in and the promise is there. I could imagine Dad's pleasure at having it nearly workable again. He loved tomatoes from his greenhouse!
These garden spots are overgrown...before we're done, we'll try to reclaim at least one of them. The other one was in the notorious SE Corner, which we are still valiantly trying to clear and reach a neighbor's fence.
Alex trimmed the walkways, and did a bit of work for a neighbor too.
Michael thinks we can clear this spot in a day and make a seating area with a great view of the river. Mom G is all for it....this is the "fern garden," though it seems the fern needs to be uncovered and liberated from various other things that have gone "hog wild." This spot is in front of the house - overlooking the river.
We played tonight! No work at all - we sat around the fire and enjoyed fellowship with a dear family from our last assignment! How fun they came to visit the area! We had s'mores, fruit pockets made over the campfire, laughter and great conversation....
|Michael, Ed, Ben, Cherri, Jonathan, Alex, Nolan, Stacia|
It did my soul good to see Cherri! Sometimes you just need a hug from a friend who has been through some "life" with you....especially when you've not made a ton of new friends in your new location, yet.
|Me and Cherri|
|Benjamin was EXCITED to cook and SERVE marshmallows|
Jonathan has gorgeous eyes! and a lovely inquisitive nature as well!
I didn't take one photo of the fun camping tool they brought to share - but I found one on Google. It's a pie iron! We made fruit pies tonight at the campfire - the possibilities are endless. They brought the ingredients, and then left them and the cast iron pie iron with us! I've been tired of s'mores for several weeks....Have you used one of these before? What kind of pocket or pie would you make?
|Via Google Images|
It was a good day in every way! It's nearing midnight and we need to get an early start on the work tomorrow.