Saturday, September 27, 2008

The Tree

We spent the day planting some trees on our land. Until today, there was basically just a tree line down part of the property. The rest of the 5 acres is just open land.
Where we live now, we have so many nice, mature trees. They provide a lot of shade and the kids love climbing them! We love them so much. have often wondered what we will do without all these beautiful trees!

We decided what we needed to do was to go ahead plant some nice trees so they can have a head start on growing big and strong!

So even though there is no house on the property, we have trees growing so that someday soon they will be big enough to climb and provide some much needed shade.

We planted a maple tree towards the end of the driveway near where the side door of the house will be. It going to be such a beautiful tree that will provide a nice shade. I am also looking forward to the leaves changing colors during the fall months!

It was fun to visualize what this tree will provide for us through the years....I know one day, when the limbs are sturdy enough, the kids will be climbing it.... it may even be the tree they park their cars under!

As you can see, each of the kids took a turn to help dig the hole for this tree. I wanted them to be able to remember that they each had a chance to help plant this beautiful tree...and how fun will it be to one day tell their kids that they planted it!

It won't be long and this tree will be strong enough to climb and big enough to provide shade and a cool breeze!

The kids worked super hard. They needed a cooling off break. There is nothing like popsicles on a hot day!

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