On Monday Emily brought her daughter Erica to work to help with a few household chores. (window washing was one of them) Erica brought her little son with her as normal. During the morning, Grant and I took him to town for a treat. Once we got home, he played alongside me while I worked in the garden with the gardeners.
I managed to tidy a host of scraggly shrubs (I love pruning and can be quite ruthless when I get into the garden with my pruning shears!) Simon has cultivated a beautiful patch behind the garages for a vegetable garden. After lunch Simon, Emily and I discussed where we would plant the various vegetable seeds I had bought. Emily insisted that the pumpkins should not be planted near the other vegetables, so on Wednesday Simon will turn over another area under the apple tree, near one of the ponds. I don't suppose it will matter if I have pumpkin vines creeping around the aloes and succulants already growing there! (lol!)
Emily's two-and-a-half-year-old grandson spent the day at our house while his mum, Erica helped Emily with the household chores. Grant and I took him to town (to buy a toy car) and he spent the morning playing at my side while I worked in the garden with John, David and Simon. He was very tired here and would not smile for the camera!
The African women have this novel and practical way of carrying their children. They walk for miles with children on their backs. Having their hands free, they can work like this all day and have their babies close to them. Wihin minutes this little guy was asleep on his mum's back
We were hoping these clouds bring much-needed rain - they did; it rained a little during the night
An African Hoopoe digs for worms in my garden
Relaxing beside the ponds I had great fun with the ISO setting on my camera
The ponds are filled with flowering water plants
A close-up of the water lily
Late afternoon in my garden