Friday, April 20, 2012

Cleaning City Flower Beds

One of our 4-H service projects is to clean the city flower beds each spring.  We just clean, the city supplies the mulch and any new plants that are needed.  Families usually go in groups of two to clean one bed.  Splitting it up this way makes it an easy job for everyone and we don't have to get the whole club to agree on a time, or date, which is usually harder than the project itself. 

Our after picture.  With the warm spring all the plants already have a good start.

Dancer, Spark with Jan, one of our leaders, showing how much we pulled out.  Jan is one fantastic lady, she always has great ideas and I swear was born to be a 4-H leader.  We are very lucky to be part of the same club as her.  We did our bed with only her for a couple of reasons.  First, she had the day off and I like when we can do activites during the day instead of always in the evening.  Secondly, her son is older, and since he drives, he is going to take the job of driving around to all the beds and laying down new mulch.

On the way home, I looked in the rear view mirror and saw Spark looking like this.  I asked him what he had on and he plainly answered, "My ninja Santa outfit."  Being the mom to a boy for over 11 years you think I would know such things, but I have also learned it is better to ask in these situations than to assume.

1 comment:

Amy Dingmann said...

Ninja Santa? Of course.

The clean up looks great!!!