Monday, April 8, 2013

The In-Laws came to Visit

Or more aptly titled:
Boys are Never to Old (or young) for Toys.
Opa had been making compost for me ever since we bought our farm. With a nice spring day and a willing grandson to help load and drive, he and Oma showed up with a pickup truck full of the rich brown matter that will help me grow lots of good veggies.
But not just any pick up truck.
Years ago, Opa had the bed of his truck converted to a dump truck.
Just because.

I think I heard him giggling as Joey worked the controls of the bed.
Opa loves his toys.
Then it was time to mix that lovely compost in, so Fritz could play with his toys too.
My garden and I are very grateful
Meanwhile, Oma and I visited in the house.
She declared my kitchen a 'friendly' place.
It was the best compliment ever.
Happy smiles all around.
The littlest of the boys in this family grandsons...have their toy waiting for them too.
Complete with training wheels.
Sharing with Mosaic Monday


TexWisGirl said...

okay, i'm totally impressed with the pick-up / dump truck!!! and i love guys with toys!

Lynne said...

Quite the garden you're going to have . . . and what a great truck to bring the fresh compost . . . I can see the pictures now!

Love your "In Laws" names . . .

Sue said...

C is going to be crazy for that bike!! I will not show this to Peter. Well done to FIL for the compost

Debbie said...

guys and there toys, perfect!!

and what a compliment!! i would much rather my kitchen be friendly than anything else!!

Pamela Gordon said...

Those pick up dump trucks are pretty neat. I've never seen one around here though. The 'boys' love their toys for sure! Pamela

Rosewalk Cottage said...

interesting mosaic. Guys do love their dump trucks. I noticed your on Ravelry. Me to...

Allison said...

What a fun post! I am most certain that your kitchen is friendly in the extreme... :)

doodles n daydreams said...

Oh my, boys with their toys. Looks like they all had fun.


Faye said...

Lots of humor in this post and evidence of a great visit. You have your own Hardway Construction Company--what I always call a group of guys working on a project where the aim is to use all their toys, not necessarily finish the job! :-)

Bi Ti said...

What a fun post :). Thank you for stopping by

lauren jean allece said...

You just have the best family! Hope you are doing well Marme!

Nancy McCarroll said...

Your kitchen does look friendly. Mom in law looked happy.

Elizabeth Musgrave said...

I am carefully not showing my husband the amazing dumping truck. He has enough trouble with whether or not to buy a Landrover! And in the later post what totally amazing blossom! We are cautiously moving into Spring here in North Wales after the worst snow fall in living memory. I think the blossom might have to wait for a few weeks!