|Roses do bring Joy to your heart.|
When we had children at home, we had a garden for them to weed, water, and watch. I think sometimes you have to also be creative to have enough chores for kids. They need to learn responsibility and the joy that comes from hard work. We had peas, tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, and all the other things that grow in a family garden. They would have to get up early before it got hot to weed their "two rows" each morning. We spent our time on eating gardens not flower gardens. I would have our son move iron ore rocks from one spot to another as I would "change" my mind about where I would plant flowers someday. We have an abundance of rocks on our place. That is better than lifting weights any day for a young fellow. He would laugh and say that our rocks were the most moved rocks in the country. I would brag and say, " That looks great! Wait until I plant those flowers." He didn't learn the truth until just this last year when he had two boys that needed jobs to do. Look out rocks! It is time to move again.
|We finally cemented some of the rocks together for a fountain.|
|We use some rocks for birdbaths now.|