Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways
acknowledge him,and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Aloe Vera Adventure

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We have a place near the garage that has a cluster of aloe vera plants.  The area has been riddled with weeds and it really has been a bone of contention for Johnny.  He decided to tackle the area over the weekend.  He pulled aloe vera plants out of a very small section of dirt.  You can see here, the "circle" in front of my feet.  It's not really a large area.  But, you just have to take a look at how many plants came out of that tiny space.  What did I tell ya?  Look at all that aloe vera.....

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And don't forget the 5 large plants here......
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And this one....
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We just couldn't believe how they were all growing on top of each other.
I need to point out the pretty new mulch also.  A trip to Parker Lumber for potting soil and we came home with a load of mulch.  It was on sale for an incredibly good price.  Less than $2.50 a bag.  We just could not pass it up.  It looks nice in all the beds, doesn't it?
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Here Caleb and Johnny are working on planting the aloe vera plants.  I think Caleb has a goal to get them to take to their new pots and growing well, and then sell them.  Not a bad goal for a 9 yr old.  We have them in all sizes.  He's going to work on a price list and I think it will be fun to see what he can make of it.
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I truly enjoyed watching him work so hard to get them all planted, (with a little of dad's help.)
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We will keep you updated on how the sale of aloe vera goes.

In Christ,
Papalote Mom