That’s right-A shovel in the Easter baskets

These kids of mine have been bugging me.  Mom we need a farm.  We  want a lot of land to run around in.  We want to sell vegetables.

Good, we have a nice size of land here-a garden that needs some help  and two animals.  Tend to these first!

Our Garden has done really well in the past.  Two years ago it was amazing.  The kids brought in buckets of tomatoes.  And peppers, a few green peppers, white eggplant and we even got summer squash.  We tried water melons but they were not sweet at all.

Last year we didn’t do anything.  The tornadoes came through about planting time.  Every thing sat.  And now our garden is in need of help.

As you can see, the garden needs help.  The weeds have over come.  The fences needs to be replaces.  And my children want a garden to plant. So yes for Easter I got them shovels, gloves, watering cans, and seeds.  Each designed for their size.  

Today they are already weeding the garden.  Then Dan will fix it up and we will get plants planted.  Last year the tornadoes took a lot away from us (like our favorite tree in the back) this year we are giving our  back yard new life!  Just like Christ gave us new life at Easter.  And this is why I put a shovel in the Easter baskets.

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  1. Hey Barn Hopper :)
    Growing up, my mom never got us pre-made baskets. She always got us useful container-type items (like magazine racks, laundry baskets or wastebaskets) and filled them with candy, lip balms, coloring books, as well as useful things. Goes to show that gifts CAN be useful things :)

    • mommahopper says:

      I always try to creative with them! Two years ago, I made the three little ones Church activity baskets because we always spend all morning at church! One year my mom gave us girls plants for Easter. I think it is fun to create the baskets every year! Thanks for hopping by!


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