My son heard the words, “work outside” and he decided he was ready to go.
On the docket for today is swale digging! I marked out the land contour last weekend so this weekend my husband is taking the opportunity to begin digging. I have to admit, when I put time and effort into researching a project, I get arrogant about it…
“So, how am I supposed to dig this ditch?” Asked my husband as we watched TV last night.
“With a shovel.”
“If you get much more smarty-pants about it, I’ll just let you dig it yourself.”
“Okay,” I answered, humbly. “I’ve marked out two contour lines at the appropriate width for the swale.” Then I got clever again and made some Dave Matthews Band references. “And you’ll be ‘diggin’ a ditch‘ in ‘the space between‘.”
My husband got the references.
So this morning, we had coffee and breakfast and then he set to work.
I came in early to feed the baby and make lunch for the rest of us. Yesterday, I spent naptimes outside laying more mulch and edging the garden area with rocks I found in a pile in our woods. I assume they’re from when the property was being built and they just got dug out of the hillside.
I plan on building it up more, but again, I split my time between two kids under 2 and outside work.
We’ll post more as it shapes up.