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The best part about us moving in together into a new home for us all is that it’s a home that is owned, not rented. That means we can all have fun landscaping and growing plants that we want to keep forever. The first step we took was to work on the front yard where there were fern type plants grown and old mulch. We placed new mulch and weeded out the ferns best we could to make the appearance POP more than it was doing with old, worn out mulch and weeds through out.

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Later on we decided to take the kids to a local garden shop to possibly choose a cheap outdoor plant for them to plant in our yard. We also wanted to look at shrubs and get ideas for other landscaping options for the exterior design of our home and yard. The kids chose 2 herbs and one flower. The flower is all K-man’s and does he look proud of his plant or what?

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This kid was so proud of his plant that he could not wait to get his hands on the shovel and dig the hole to place this pretty flower out front…

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While K-man was digging his hole for his flower, the other two kids were working together to plant their Peppermint and Chocolate Mint herb plants. There really was no sure place for me to have them plant these so I just chose a spot that I had hoped would work for now and the two kids went at it working together to plant their herbs.

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What I love best about this story and all of these pictures is that, as a parent, I enjoyed watching my kids work together as a team to plant their own things outside without complaint and without arguments with each other. I love moments when I can just sit back and watch my children be happy together and work together positively.

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After the kids were done with their perfection of planting each plant and flower they¬† moved onto the back yard where they worked together to pick the blueberries off of the blueberry plants we have in our yard…

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While we went from having a home with six acres to play on down to about half an acre, it does not seem to be a huge difference. We are enjoying our yard and landscaping as well as being excited that we own two blueberry bushes now too!

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Written by brandyellen

Brandy is a born and raised New Hampshire resident who loves to spend extra time laughing & smiling with her three children. Brandy runs multiple blogs & she loves to tweet daily and ramble on Facebook. Author, with her daughter, of Positive Girl - The Power of Your Thoughts Question about this post or something found within it? Read my Disclosure Policy as well as Terms of Use.

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  1. Rosey (998 comments)

    Still fun but waaaaaaaaaaay easier to maintain! You’re lucky to have blueberries. :)