This blog is simply the story about my little life
with my sweet family that the Lord has blessed me with
and the day in, day out things that we do.
It basically is my online diary/photo album of our life.
I'm glad you're here!
~~~o0o~~~

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Planting trees

 My husband, Eric, planted trees on the east side of our property. If you look close, you can see where he staked the property line east of the white fence.
 This grassy knoll once had big trees on it, but they were cut down and the owners never replanted.
 Right now the area is covered in wild blackberries which will end up taking over the entire space. Eric  ordered 100 Doug Fir trees to plant here in hopes that when the trees grow up they will shade out the blackberries and we will not have a problem anymore. Plus, it will be so beautiful to see a forest growing on that part of our property.
 The little seedlings are about 2 feet long and come in these big parchment bags.
 My husband started his career in forestry as a tree planter, so he knows what he's doing!
 Blondie is always nearby wanting to be near her owners!
 The first thing Eric does is dig a hole about 8 to 10 inches deep.
 He pulls back the soil with the shovel and slips the seedling in the hole.
 Then he covers up the roots with soil.
 The final step is to pack down the soil around the tree.
 Then he moves on to the next spot.
 We are hoping these little guys will take root and one day in about 5 years we will see them from the driveway and in 10 years see a small forest!
 No, Blondie, we don't have time to play with you right now! haha
 My job was to give each tree a good soak after he planted them. It was a fun day working with my hubby.
This grassy knoll will one day be a wooded forest. I love this picture of Queen Blondie looking down on her kingdom!

"He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, Which yields its fruit in its season And its leaf does not wither; And in whatever he does, he prospers." Psalm 1:3 

Hugs, Sharon

1 comment:

Farrah said...

Blondie is so pretty!

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