“it’s hammer time”

We have been working to clear an overgrown field near to our house. It’s abandoned, but the owners cannot sell it until 2017. They did give us permission to use it, plant a garden, clean it up, etc.

So we are.

Papaw Hank mowed it with a bush hog last fall, and now we’re raking the branches, vines, and debris into piles to burn. Moriah watched (from a distance) as Dad used a pickaxe to remove some stubborn roots and stumps. Then, she declared, “It’s hammer time!” and used her toy rake to hit the ground too. She makes us laugh.




She’s such a helper.

Look at those strawberry boots, too. 😉

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We have been getting a lot of house projects done this spring. Moriah helped Mommy move gravel for Daddy’s drainage project in the crawl space. (His job was MUCH more muddy than ours!)

We still want to install a retaining wall (with drainage tile) behind the house to prevent water from entering the crawl space. But we cannot find a contractor who will call us back after the initial site visit and quote. That may become another DIY project, too.

Moriah, I’m sure, will gladly help! She wants to be where the action is.

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She does not like the mud, though. “I messy.”

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