Since the kids have been off of school since the afternoon of the 14th they have been going to ... bible school ... the last week. Well now they are officially on our work time now, and today they are getting their first full day of work since they started school. We are also putting them on a "withdrawal diet", as they'd been eating food from the school which of course is all prepackaged.. and then I learn as par for the course they'd get soda's from teachers. They'd come home very crabby from this and so we are taking the processed crud out of their diets this whole week.
We started the morning off with some pond digging, the one good thing about the dry weather we've had is it's making it much easier to dig the pond. Our pick is cutting through the dirt much faster now, the only thing holding us up now is my eldest daughter who takes 10 minutes to shovel the dirt that we cut out in a couple of minutes. We only got 5 wheel barrows full done before the time allotted for that chore ran out.
After our lunch break we are going to dig out the chicken yard some more, this will be assisted by my youngest as my son helped with the pond. So the older 2 kids will be on puppy watch while me and my youngest works on the chicken yard. Silver's been out clearing more with the weedeater, and I'm hoping this fall we'll get all the brush out of our clearing and we can start setting up for new garden beds in late fall.
I have some pictures to show you now that I had to take with our phone as our camera still has no batteries, so if the quality isn't that great sorry:
Well I need to get off here and heat up lunch, we're having beef soup from last night. Then I get to go out and drag my girls to help me muck out the chicken yard, so we can mix up more soil later.
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