It was a weekend of Limbs, Love and Lemsips.
We pruned the apple and plum tree and some more of the hedge.
Ok, maybe not we.
Hubby and his Father pruned the trees, and I helped sort the fall out, supervise kids, hold ladders and did the trips to the rubbish dump.
I was really excited to get my chainsaw out and play, but it was harder than I thought and I freaked out a bit. I think that maybe my recent First Aid refresher course was still too fresh in my mind.
Also, the little dude had shared his lergies with me, so I probably wasn't in the best state to be wielding a chainsaw as fun as it was, it's hard to wipe your nose with one hand while sawing with the other.
The chainsaw was loud.
My mother in law took over from wimpy me.
I think she had fun:-)
I saved myself a load of the bigger branches like these funky ones.
For what, I do not know yet.
But they were too pretty to get rid of
And the kids helped us sort them out.
They spent ages climbing over the piles, trying to make dens...
And trying to put the limbs back in the tree apparently.
Love was all around.
It was an anniversary of sorts for the Hubs and I, so I made a little effort:-)
I'll dig it deeper later, but it was rainy and there was a lot of work to be done so I didn't think he would appreciate my gesture if I had taken too long on it then!
Seeing my kids with dirty knees makes me happy.
Trying to fit as much as possible into the bins; we had the boys on squashing duties.
Handy Hubby was trying to tell me how to pack the car for the rubbish dump to get the most in.
He does always know best, and can always do things better, but I was pretty pleased with my efforts.
I managed the lot in two trips.
I just gave a little hack here and there to make the boot close, and got to listen to my music loud; there and back, there and back.
Nice bit of me-time.
It did take up a large part of the weekend, but I think we all enjoyed being outside despite the weather and lergies. It always feels nice when the family works together, and when big jobs get done.
And after a bit of hard work, I always feel like we have earned more time to be frivolous.