The last week has been very hot and dry and the kids wanted to go out and have some fun, but first they had jobs to do, of course 😉
Joe helped by wheel-barrowing manure to the spot where we’re going to grow sweetcorn.
Then it needed raking in before we could dig some holes and plant the little sweetcorn plants.
It was very hot work. Joe knows he did a great job.
Meanwhile, getting quite hot and a bit fed up, Caleb had found a really good hiding place in the chives and thought it was about time someone came to look for him.
When Joe came to find him they both disappeared off somewhere together…and I’m still looking for them. ……
“She’ll never find us in here…
..and even better, let’s wear green next time 🙂 “, chuckled Caleb.
After much calling and searching, much to their amusement, I eventually found them and put them straight to work in the polytunnel. Now that IS a hot job.
The tomatoes and chillies are starting to flower and they need weeding and watering and feeding now.
The boys set to the task of weeding and Mum filled a watering can with tomato feed.
“It’s too hot in here. Shall we go outside and play and cool down a bit ?” suggested Joe. Caleb never needs much persuasion to go and play outside.
The wheelbarrow was cleaned up and pressed into service as a kidmobile.
First Joe pushed Caleb past the lavender, then Caleb pushed Joe around the potatoes…
Then Joe pushed Caleb past the strawberries, but got a bit distracted for a second when he saw real, green baby strawberries growing where the flowers had been,
and it only took a moment’s loss of concentration for him to run over a stone and lose control …
..and send Caleb tumbling right out of the wheelbarrow onto his head..
“Oh sorry Caleb, here, let me help you up. Are you hurt ? ”
“No, it was fun. Let’s go again ! 🙂 ”
Lots of turns later it was time to go home. Two tired little boys headed for the car.
“Are you sure you’re ok, Caleb? We’re still best friends aren’t we ?”
Happy Bank Holiday Everyone ! 🙂