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Archive for January, 2013

A New Lawn

The past 2 weekends were spent in the garden. Someone decided we need to fix our lawn. For a change the ‘someone’ with the bright idea was my husband, and not me. Our lawn consists mostly of wonderlawn, some weeds, a type of plant I only know as ‘suurtjies’ (Googled it now and looks like it could be Oxalis stricta) and a teeny bit of grass. We want a lawn with mostly grass.

Because the area was too big for poison we took out everything. A LOT more tiring than I thought it would be. The ground is very hard and it seemed that every time you put the garden fork in the ground you hit roots from the surrounding trees and plants.

We bought Berea (LM) grass seeds, and now we can only hope that it is not all eaten by birds. My other big fear is that 2 weeks from now it is covered in wonder lawn again, with no grass.

Here is a picture of the grass taken out. I just took a small photo with my phone because I was just too tired to fetch the camera. The little patches of grass in between were tests we did a while back to see if the Berea grass grows in our soil. And the area is a lot bigger than it looks on the photo.
Dirt lawn

Sport and your kid

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Always interesting for me to see how parents compare with their children when it comes to sport.

I never did any sport at school. I was in a very big school in Joburg, and quickly realised if you’re not very good you don’t get chosen anyway, so when we had compulsory sport I use to bunk. I did do ballet and tennis privately though, but not for very long.

My husband on the other hand took part in almost everything (and excelled in it). Different athletics items, swimming, rugby etc. Broke records and got colours in sport.

So now I’m watching how the kids are going to turn out. We are encouraging our daughter to take part in sport, and with their athletics I went ‘running’ with her so that she can see what she’s suppose to do. The 18 month old usually runs with, and both of them love being outside and active. They always choose being outside over the TV.

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