Because Why Not

For the past two weekends the kids have been helping Nana & Papa build a garden. There's been lots of digging, mulching, stone laying, and watering. Celine has helped Nana with plant purchases and overall design. Laurent has helped Papa a lot with digging and hauling soil.

And Brienne... well, she lends a certain flair to the whole operation.

To be fair to her, she also is pretty good at wielding a shovel and wheelbarrow. These kids of mine are no slouches when it comes to garden work. Seems I've trained 'em well over the years. 

(For all you Maritimers Brienne picked up that skirt at our local Frenchy's).

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  • Naomi

    Naomi on June 5, 2011, 2:45 a.m.

    Don't we all wish we had a bit of Brienne's flair?! You go for it girl! And I can't wait to see how the garden looks! We're doing a bit of garden designing as well, which I'll be sharing about soon.


  • Danyel

    Danyel on June 5, 2011, 1:26 p.m.

    I love that she can wear flip-flops and wield a shovel, that is talent!! I love your new about page! You are so very inspiring Tougas family!


  • Kris

    Kris on June 5, 2011, 7:47 p.m.

    We have a huge garden,great idea until we weeded yesterday in 90 degree weather. Ugg. Can you tell me about what is on your son's head? Is that something you bought or made? Thanks! Kris


    • renee

      renee on June 6, 2011, 1:09 a.m.

      That thing on Laurent's head is called a buff. They are a multipurpose "tube" that can be fashioned into a hat, balaclava, bandana, or other head gear. We love their versality and style. All of us have one except Celine. 


  • Vickie LeBlanc

    Vickie LeBlanc on June 5, 2011, 11:52 p.m.

    I love Brienne's skirt and her fashion flare. Very color coordinated. That looks like it's going to be a huge garden. I love gardening - flowers and vegetable gardens.


    • renee

      renee on June 6, 2011, 1:05 a.m.

      It's actually not that big. It's a mixed perennial/shrub and vegetable garden. Will probably become a perennial bed exclusively in the future but the vegetable garden site isn't prepared yet on my parent's property - maybe next year. 


  • Charity

    Charity on June 6, 2011, 12:34 p.m.

    I absolutely LOVE what Brienne chose to wear while gardening (Kalli especially likes the flipflops)! Brienne has already put her beauty into the garden. I look forward to seeing more pics as Celine's design progresses and the "fruit" of Laurent's digging!


  • Angela

    Angela on June 6, 2011, 8:29 p.m.

    I am a fairly new reader of your blog. I would like to tell you that I think it is beautiful and encouraging. I would also like to say how thankful I am to finally find an "earthy", "close to nature" kind of blog, that is written by a follower of Christ. I find that so many are not, and it bothers me that people who love nature so much do not love its creator. Thank you.


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