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Thursday, March 21, 2013

~ Re-Purpose & Gardening Projects ~ phfr - style!

~ Capturing the context of contentment in everyday life ~
Every Thursday at Like Mother, Like Daughter

Re purposing a wooden crate that some supplies were delivered on:

Water hose nozzle, cultivator, trowel, gloves, sunglasses...

This wooden crate has been use a couple times as decor for a "market stand" in two of our Altar Boy Pilgrimage to Rome elegant dinner events as seen here and here.  {happy} to use the crate for so many purposes!

Conductor has really worked hard to landscape this barren patch of dirt.  He designed the rock scape as well as the garden layout and installed all the irrigation, using a water drip system.  Butterfly dug the trench & planted the flowers.  Little Lamb helped to dig out some of the garden areas, too.

Flowers & shrubs of choice:  Bougainvilleas & Marigolds, Dwarf Alberta Spruce, Miniture Rose, Redwood Vine, and many others...very {pretty}.

Surrounding the garden will be a fully functioning train and rail road tracks.  G scale 1:20.3 ratio.
{funny} it's a birdhouse cabin.
Conductor made this 'house' as part of his railway display

He's taken two of his favorite hobbies and created a school project filled with many valuable and challenging opportunities...
This project is not only allowing him to, of course, be creative, but to problem solve and make multi-layered decisions.  This isn't child's play.  He has moved wheel-barrels of dirt and rock; he has dug and cemented posts and assembled a gate with a latch...with the help of Butterfly & Dad.
Although still a work in progress, many plants have been planted, a meandering path leveled...

We will be updating the progress as it happens...hopefully. :o)
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  1. wow, this is encouraging. I need to get out to my yard and try to make some projects happen!

    1. So glad you are encouraged! And thank you for visiting!

  2. Wow! What a great idea to have a working train set in the yard! I love spring... :)

    1. It all started with Thomas the Tank when he was a toddler...now things are very mechanical and include thoughful engineering - but most of all fun!!

  3. WOW! This is so beautiful! you have done so much work. I can't wait to see the finished result. Such creativity!

    1. Thank you...it really has been a lot of work; perfect for a young boy with energy!


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