Monday, July 15, 2013

OUR WORLD - Hired help

Planting time is here and my beds are not prepared
so I called in the hired help.

Oops, a slight misunderstanding as to where I needed some 
digging, hmm might be a good place for that rose-in-waiting

all installed
great to have such helpful grandchildren

now for some serious digging, those raspberries 
do need to go in pronto

Violet was also in on the act 
trimming around the trees

all heading home after a hard day's work.
Yes, the goat helped as well.

What a fun way to get my soil prepared!


  1. What a delightful post! I love that four legged black hired help!

  2. A delightful post indeed, Arija!! Good to see you had so much help! Hope all of you have a wonderful week!

  3. such cute garden critter helpers!

  4. You have great helpers there! I like that they're helping you plan your flower beds as well as helping with the heavy work of digging.

    (And I am glad for your grandchildren too!)

  5. Thank you so much for the fascinating information on the African Sausage Tree, I actually went back to it just the other day and was delighted to find a fruit on the ground. I took my find home and was amazed that I ended up needing a pruning saw to hack a bit off and was even more surprised that it was so dense, thick and woody inside.
    I've enjoyed reading some of your posts, you live in a lovely part of the world.

  6. Don't you just love it when the animals help. We had a Flemish Giant rabbit that couldn't wait to get in and help my husband dig out a tree root - dirt flying in all directions. Lovely photos Arija.

  7. You can not go wrong with all that help. :)

    Cute animals and I enjoyed your post. Have a happy week ahead!

  8. Nice to have some help in the garden! I love the stove at the top of your blog and am wondering if you use it.

  9. Fun post. Nice to have animal and human help.

  10. Looks like you had a lot of help there Arija. Great photos!

  11. A peek into farm life! Really enjoyed!

  12. This post sure made me smile, and my six year old loved it, too!
    Those pigs sure can prepare a nice turned up plot of dirt!

  13. I like the farm activities, great pics.

  14. what a wonderful narration with images.. :)

  15. Gardening with pigs - I love it!

  16. Great you had such a good help of grandchildren and animals. It seems you all had a happy day together.

  17. Replies
    1. It is not what it seems Bill. They are my granddaughter's rescue
      pet pigs. The goats as well as the dogs are rescue animals. My farm is littered with her pets, including horses and cats as well.

      Our vet answers calls very readily, he too loves pigs.

  18. Well your life is not boring with the whole menagerie helping you doing the garden. Lovely post, Arija.
    Wil, ABCW Team

  19. Your hired help could be the best in the world and rather reasonable in that they will accept a bit of food and a nice pat on the head as payment. :)

  20. Think she has you twisted round her little finger

  21. Oh so nice to get all this marvelous help.

  22. Dearest Arija,
    Oh, how lovely to read that the sweet helpers for your farm♡♡♡ Cute face of the goat warmed my heart♬♬♬  
    Thank you very much for stopping by; happy to know you have wonderful granddaughter☆☆☆

    Love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

  23. I loved seeing your assistants Arija. all shapes sizes and species!! it is always good getting help in a garden.

    I used to have pigs a long time ago.. I just loved them.. most people don't know how smart they are.


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