I want to introduce you to todays Guest Blogger Star…..
I’m sure a lot of you already know her but, do you know her staff? Let’s meet them!
Take it away Jann!
Hi, I’m Jann from Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson.
I am honored to be the guest host for Diann today.
If you know Diann, you know that she is all about being thrifty.
As many of you know, hiring someone to help you with yard work can be quite expensive.
I’ve come up with a solution that works quite well for me.
I enlist my grandchildren for help. You could do the same with your own children. I know what your thinking, “It’s just easier to do it myself than to listen to them moan”.
The trick is to start them young.
This is my 2 1/2 yr. old grand daughter, Say dee. As you can see, she is more than happy to fill this pot with water to soak my moss for lining baskets.
And look at her spread that mulch.
Once in a while I find that the heavy equipment may be a little more than they can handle. That’s when pint sized tools come in handy. This rake was a $1 thrift store find.
These little ones are perfect for telling you whether or not a flower smells ‘purdy’.
And hauling objects laying around the yard to the trash.
Look at Jack, he’s testing the water in the pondless waterfall to see if it’s up to par. I see another Engineer in the family. His daddy, grandpa, and great grandpa are all Engineers.
That smile let’s me know that it’s A O.K Grandma!
And the best part is, sometimes you don’t even have to pay them in cash. A handful of M & M’s will do the trick.
Is that being thrifty or what?