Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Trees, trees, and more trees...

Do you remember last fall when I told you about how we are taking part in a conservation program and putting wetlands in on our property? Well, late in the fall, we had those wetlands dug. But that wasn't the hard part...not by a long shot. Now that spring is here, it's our responsibility to fill those wetlands with trees and tall prairie grasses. Barry ordered 1,500 seedlings from various places, and they all came in last week. Oh my, could I feel the pressure. Luckily, the weekend brought nice weather...and Barry wasted no time. He took the day off on Friday, and he, Noah, and I got out there early and got busy.
Here are a bunch of the seedlings in the back of the Cushman. Barry showed me how to make a slice in the ground, slide the seedling in, and then make another slice right behind it and push the two together to seal it. This made the process go pretty quickly. Well, other than the fact that we had 1,500 trees to do!
Truth be told, Barry did most of it. I helped out for an hour or so here and there, but I also had to be watching the kiddos, making meals, and getting the laundry out on the line, as well as preparing for our guests that were coming for the weekend. Never a shortage of work, I tell you. Look at my sweet hubby, out there just slaving away...
Noah decided that all of this work was going to call for a front loader, so he went to get his...
And then sat to contemplate the job ahead of him...
And then decided it was time for a water break...
Watching Dad plant trees is hard work, you know.

8 comments:

terri said...

It's so amazing that you're doing this with your property! Love the pictures of Noah "helping."

jenelle said...

A toy loader always comes in handy

Deetra said...

He's giving Johnny Appleseed a run for his money! Go Barry!!

Miss Got Wings said...

what a project! i can't wait to read how it comes along. i think it's wonderful that you guys committed to this great cause!

country mouse said...

Good on ya! And your little guy just could not possibly be cuter : )

KC said...

Noah is SO ADORABLE!!! :)

That is amazing! I can't imagine planting that many trees. Wow!

Claire said...

Great project - great photos - and I love your food blog!

California Girl said...

What a wonderful thing you're doing. And involving the family - this is terrific!

 
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