Nick and I both love willow trees, and have been wanting-slash-planning to plant one since we moved to our acreage in September 2009 when we started our little blog. Life kept distracting us, and financial priorities kept preventing us from actually ever planting a willow (trees are expensive!). So when the girls were born last summer, we decided that we were going to plant not one, but TWO willows (one for each girl) that they could watch grow over the years and know that their tree was the same age as they are!
Of course you know it didn’t get done last fall, or you would have heard about it! But just the other day… Nick came home with two baby willows! And I was so excited to plant our sentimental willows!
First we looked at an aerial view of our acreage on google maps, and decided exactly where we wanted to plant them. (for your convenience I labeled certain areas of our property so you could feel like you’re getting a personal tour of our homestead… you’re welcome!)
If you look close, I put two red X’s where we decided to plant the willows!
Those suckers get pretty darn HUGE, so we used an extra-long measuring tape to make sure they were the right distance from each other, our property line, and the Soft Maples that line our driveway.
And the man-boy got digging! I provided emotional support and encouragement via whistling Christmas tunes and taking photographs. He’s so lucky to have me as his wife.
Lucille had to check things out of course.
We can’t wait to watch them grow over the years, and know that they were planted when the girls were babies. I absolutely cannot wait for them to be enormous weeping willows that the girls can play in and around, exploring and using their imaginations!
Anyone else planted any trees recently? Or done anything for sentimental value? Or have been inexplicably humming Christmas tunes?