He did some initial repairs on it, and then Leah replaced the carburetor (like Dad, she is talented at repairing things! Like our clothes washer which she fixed recently as well.) And then thanks to her . . . the tiller started again!
One of the first things to get planted were the potatoes, so I cut those into pieces this past Sunday, and we planned to plant on Tuesday . . . .
In addition to Kennebec's, we're growing some purple potatoes this year!
In preparation for the planting, Leah tilled up the section of the garden for the potatoes this past Monday. Meanwhile, since we had a sweet little guest who had joined us for the day, Mom was watching him while he played in the sprinkler.
A sprinkler break to watch Leah till . . . he was fascinated :)
After noticing a change in the forecast of rain for that evening, we decided it would be a wise idea to to plant the potatoes that evening after he left. But when he found out we were going to be planting that day, he asked if he could help plant just a few :) . . . so we did! He helped plant 7 seed potatoes and dug several more holes. He loved helping! And was enthralled with the process.
Digging another hole
There were a few volunteer potato plants growing in the untilled part of the garden, so we dug those up together so he could see how they grew from the potato piece buried in the ground. His response: "That is SO cool!" (or something like that. :) I love seeing children's excitement as they learn new things and especially about this beautiful, amazing world that God created!
After he left, then Mom, Leah and I got busy planting the rest of them! Three long rows . . . .
Leah digging holes
Leah digging and me planting . . . as I walked on the moist, warm, freshly tilled dirt, I couldn't help but think of some of the words to the song Sowin' Love:
"I used to love to walk behind my Daddy,
As he plowed our garden every spring
Our little bare feet in the dirt would make me happy,
as we talked about what harvest time would bring." :)
Mom taking a break from digging
Once things dried out a bit later in the week, Mom planted the tomato plants and a bunch of other things, too. It is exciting to finally be getting the spring garden in! And always fun to do so with family . . . and little friends. :)