Saturday I got up bright and early - not my usual routine for a Saturday but, I was motivated. On Friday two large (45 gallon) Kwanzan Cherry trees were delivered to my home and they needed planting. We actually started the job on Friday evening. The dirt was VERY hard.
Plan A: (my idea) Use a tiller to loosen up the dirt - this plan met with very little success.
Plan B: (my idea) soak the area with water to soften the dirt. The water just sat there making a small pond.
By morning the water had finally soaked in - or so I thought. It must have just run off somewhere because under a very thin layer of mud the dirt was dry and still just as hard as ever!
Plan C: (Kevin's idea) buy a pick to chisel the dirt out of the ground. The pick worked! It made me tired just watching Kevin swing that thing around again and again; but, an hour or two later we were ready to place our trees in the ground.
Our tree planting task was finished just in time to get cleaned up and drive to Richmond for a class at Memories Galore. We had the pleasure of meeting a great group of ladies - including Cari Jo, a lovely Memories Galore employee.
Kevin and I had such a great time instructing and then watching the ladies create some fabulous pages.
No two pages were the same. The ladies brought pictures of subjects ranging from Cindy's backyard project
to Tammy's fairground amusements.
Thanks Debbie, Tammy, and Cindy - for letting me share your pages and to everyone for letting me take pictures. (I wish I had time to post them all) They are all FABULOUS!
Thanks Memories Galore for hosting the class and thanks to all the ladies who came.
Kevin and I enjoyed spending the afternoon with all of you.