Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Guthrie Family Workday!

Last weekend I “invited” my family to come help me unload a trailer full of mulch to the new garden.  My brother John used his trailer and filled it up with premium oak mulch.  Then he, Michael, Mama, Papa, my sister Hannah, her husband Josh and I spent the morning unloading it into trailers, wheelbarrows and carts.  Then we drove it down the hill into the new garden.  Whew!  It was a lot of work, and of course one trailer full was not enough, so we will be doing this again soon! :)

Even though it was a lot of work, I think we all had fun (though some people may not admit it!).  I had a chest cold (how convenient) so I didn’t do an awful lot of pushing wheelbarrows but I did unload a few loads, rake, direct other people and of course, take pictures, my specialty!  I didn’t want you to miss out on the fun!

Josh brought his four-wheeler and trailer so he could move a lot of mulch with little effort.  Smart man!


And he had our littlest helper riding alongside.




Eventually John pulled the trailer down the driveway so we didn’t have to walk so far…





After the mulch was unloaded, Papa and I started working on a “kissing bench” for the new garden.  Originally I planned to put it under a tree on the hill, but we decided it was better over in the corner by the woods.  He’s waiting on me to get the level… and the camera. :)


Josh and John used this time to cut off some dead limbs from nearby trees and also a bunch of stumps in the pathway and flower beds.




After we completed the bench, we left our drill behind and little Ruger decided to have a go. :)


If you have any mud drilling that needs to be done, he is your man!


Papa and I next turned our attention to a birdhouse post.


And someone sneakily got my picture filling the post hole! ;)



Before everyone took off for the day, I made them all pose on the new bench.  Maybe you’ve seen our fancy holiday family photos, but this is a REAL Guthrie photo!  Thanks for your help, my hardworking family! :)


I’ll be back with actual pictures of the flower beds and the growing garden, too!  Stay tuned!

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