After Tom finished tilling up the soil I wanted to layer the isles again this year with cardboard to keep the weeds down and to give us a cushion of sorts to walk upon as we do our gardening. We just bought a small lawn mower and garden cart to help us with our yardwork this year. The kids are so excited that daddy took time to train them all in fine detail on how to drive the lawn mower. Each child is excited to help with the yard work so far this year and often ask if there is anything they can do to be able to drive the mower and cart around. We have accomplished a ton of little jobs that we would not have otherwise even attempted without the cart so far this spring.
Elijah was asking and asking what it was he could do to be allowed to drive the mower. I mentioned that we needed cardboard lined up in the garden between the isles. He was right on it. I helped him load the cardboard into the cart and then he took it from there.
He worked up a sweat for sure and after the third load he as super happy when the mower ran out of gas and he could take a break before laying the cardboard on the last row. This HAD to be documented, because this is out of the ordinary..... but I like having a motivator that will make my kids want to work!!!!! That mower was worth every little penny we paid for it already :)