"Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago." Warren Buffett
Today we got out and planted 266 trees! Our friend Anni happened upon a guy giving away hundreds of trees, and she snagged 700 of them for us. Woah! Today, we got about one-third of those in the ground. They included:
- White oak
- Red oak
- Shag bark hickory
- Chinquapin oak
- Black gym
- Swamp chestnut
We had our friend Anni there, Jacob, some of the Kotynski family, and our friend Jessica and her daughter Bailee. Bailee dances with Abigail. While planting, the kids happened upon a bunch of toads that were hopping through the creek.They were all "double toads" which I guess means it is mating season. Here is Eoin "Owen" showing me two and telling me, "They're mating." I replied, "Currently?" And he confirmed that yes, it was current.
This picture below makes me laugh so hard. Jessica put this on her Facebook wall with her daughter, Bailee, Abigail, and Eoin. Can you guess which kid hasn't grown up on a farm? Bailee was in the photo but kept her hands deep in her pockets. This really made me smile!
Here's Hannah being all crabby about having to plant trees:
These two guys were champs! They probably planted about 150 trees themselves:
Here's all 700 trees laid out and ready to go:
This picture is a little lopsided, but it shows Anni and Jacob and Gabe and our trees and the little run by the creek we were planting on each side of.