Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Frugal Trellises, Works for Me....

I told my kids I had a "project" for them.....they were relieved to hear me say "fun project" but were still very skeptical because "project" usually implies a little work of some kind...perhaps they thought I was going to make them eat something weird?! Or clean?!? I dunno.
But- a couple of miles down our road is a wonderful place, that we simply call "the creek"!
Its surrounded by ridges and yes, it has a creek running through it. Lots of people from our county come out here and bring their horses and trail ride. Its also a great place for 4-wheeling. We always see 4-wheelers and rhinos out there, which the boys love to watch.
But this time I went on a mission....
...not only to see the beauty.....
...and play in the creek.....
....and cool our feet in the clear water.
This time I wanted to "harvest" a few things.
I sent the oldest two boys up the hill to get me some small branches...I'll show you why :-)

"Uh, boys, don't go so far that I can't see you cuz I don't think I could get up the hill to come find you!"
We had some wonderful company:
The younger kids wanted to build a dam in the creek with the river rocks:
This is my favorite of all the 80+ pics I took.
Don't you just love it when kids are kind and sweet to one another, and thoughtful without a reminder?!?! Here the bigger boys are trying to help the youngest get to where he can swing on a vine....
...and boy did he ever swing!
Tarzan #2:
Here's what I'm working on with some of those branches:
Frugal trellises for the garden!
(I know its a little rickety, but try to imagine what it will look like covered with a vine loaded with food! ;)
We also brought home some river rock to line the shrub bed and I had the boys dig some wild phlox and these other little tiny flowers to transplant in our shrub bed.
-and you know what? even with all the "work", the kids are begging to go back tomorrow!
'magine that?!
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Our frugal weekend, making use of natural resources, enjoying God's creation, Works for Me!

4 comments:

The Household 6 Diva said...

What a wonderful frugal and eco-friendly way to create a trellis! Great idea!

PS I LOVE all the pictures!! This would be a perfect Mamarazzi Monday post! :)

Joy said...

great ideas LOVE IT!

looks great!

Donna said...

Thank you Diva- MM sounds fun!


Thank you Joy! We had a blast!

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