A family is clipping the hedge

Taille de  haie en famille
 A family is clipping the hedge


English version below the pictures 

Jeudi dernier, mon plus jeune fils, Jean-Baptiste est venu avec sa famille pour tailler la haie de la cour devant. La haie était devenue grande et ce fut un travail difficile à faire.


Jean-Baptiste starts to clip the hedge Jean-baptiste commence la taille de la haie


In full action    en pleine action

Last Thursday my youngest son ,Jean-Baptiste came with his family  to clip the hedge of the front yard. The hedge had become big and it has been a hard work  to do .


Ce qui était incroyable était de voir toute la famille au travail, Melody (femme de Jean-Baptiste) et les jeunes Manon et Antoine et les deux jumeaux Raphaël et Yris. Leur travail était de ramasser les branches coupées et les feuilles, et les porter dans une brouette à un gros sac. Tous ont été très soigneux et actifs dans ce travail, mais ce qui m’a frappé, c’était  de voir combien le jumeau Raphaël  appréciait cela. Ramasser des branches coupées et les porter était son plaisir


Antoine  gathers the cut branches and the twin Raphael was delighted to carry them                  Antoine rassemble les  branches coupées et Raphaël, le jumeau,  se fait une joie de les transporter


la famille en action ( Yris semble vouloir utiliser la brouette )  The family in action (Yris seems to want to use the wheelbarrow)


Melody, Antoine and Raphael are filling a big bag with the cut branches   Mélody, Antoine et Raphael remplissent un grand sac avec les branches coupées

What was amazing was to see all the family at work, Melody ( Jean-Baptiste ‘ s wife ) and the youngsters Manon and  Antoine and the two twins Raphaël and Yris . Their job was to pick up the cut branches and leaves , and carry them in a wheelbarrow to a big bag. All of them  were very careful and active  in this work but what hits me was to see how the twin Raphael enjoyed it . Picking up  cut branches and carrying them was his pleasure


Depuis le début de l’année, d’une manière ou d’une autre, nos enfants et nos petits-enfants viennent nous aider pour les travaux à l’extérieur ou à l’intérieur. Et nous apprécions avec gratitude.

Since the beginning of the year , in a way or another , our childrenand grandchildren come to help us for the works outside or indoor. And we are appreciating with gratefulness.

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72 Responses to A family is clipping the hedge

  1. blb1 says:

    Such a surprise to see how the twins have grown! You are fortunate to have family help Michel. Around here all yard work is paid for. That is the reason I plant no more, I’d have to pay. 🙂

  2. weggieboy says:

    Clearly, you and Janine spent your time well to raise such helpful children and grandchildren! They are treating you very well, and I have no doubt you and Janine are very appreciative of the hard work and good help your family’s given you this year.

    As a bearded guy, I must compliment Jean-Baptiste on his really fine beard!

  3. marica0701 says:

    Those are some large and intense hedges! Ours are kept low, but we instead have some fruit trees and lilacs to provide us some privacy in some areas.

    I have never used an electric trimmer, just the old-fashioned big scissors 🙂

  4. whyzat says:

    The clean up is always the hardest part for me. You are lucky to have so many willing little hands to help!

  5. Yvonne says:

    That’s a huge hedge! It must look so nice now that it is tidy again.

  6. murisopsis says:

    The hedge is magnificent! I wish we could grow such a fine privacy hedge – alas, our walnut trees kill all the plants in our backyard. With all that help I bet the job was done in no time at all!!

  7. What a wonderful family you have.

  8. Eat Right Chef Louisa says:

    You are very lucky with such helpful children and grandchildren, but Michel, you have rightfully earned it!

  9. judyrutrider says:

    I think it’s your children and grandchildren who are the fortunate ones. They will treasure the memories of the time spent with you and Janine for the rest of their lives. And perhaps best of all, they will teach their children to appreciate family connections.

  10. jstnotherday says:

    So heartwarming. I LOVE your house.
    How Yris has grown, and how adorable she looks. And yes, how I love the enthusiasm of little boys, and little men.
    What a blessing your family is.

  11. puffpop says:

    That looks like one very challenging job…such a large hedge! But you have such a wonderful family to help you. It appears that they enjoy the challenge.

  12. OH, how wonderful to have such beautiful, helpful helpers, Michel! And they did a fantastic job! 🙂

    My goodness! Raphaël and Yris are growing up so quickly! They do love to help at that age! 🙂

    What is that saying? “Many hands make light work”. And the hands that helped you and Janine are such loving hands! But, then your loving hands have been a wonderful part of their lives, too! 🙂

    HUGS and ❤ !!! 🙂

  13. Marion Manson says:

    That is a big hedge, Michel! It’s great to your family pitching in to help. They are all excellent workers! At our new home there is massive hedge to trim. I’ll take a photo of it soon to show you. 🙂

  14. Margaret says:

    This is heartwarming to see the family helping together. My father in law had a farming accident and broke his leg so it is the same here, children and grandchildren working together while he heals.

  15. mcbery says:

    It’s really nice when we have help from the younger generation! Makes it fun for us and gives us happy memories. Some like to help more than others but all help is appreciated! Blessings to your family, Michel. 🙂

  16. Wow – that’s a huge hedge! I doubt if I could keep it straight if I’m trimming it. It’s great to see the children helping and enjoying the work.

  17. Cheri Herald says:

    Your family is such a blessing to you. I did not realize that you live so close to town. How convenient. I love the balconies off the upstairs rooms.

  18. Isabel Capillas says:

    You have a big beautiful and happy family, Uncle Michel❤

  19. Carole says:

    Super travail .merci à JB et toute la famille de l avoir fait .tu dois être soulagé Papa que ce soit fait .bonne soirée nous avons 30 degres un peu chaud .ça commence à battre .on vous embrasse

  20. How wonderful to see your family working together so happily! It must make you very proud! These are nice memories that will always be with your grandchildren.

  21. L. Gail says:

    So nice that your family helps! I like seeing the photos.
    I love the tall hedges.

  22. Does he use the same tools to trim his beard?

  23. cocosangel says:

    It is wonderful to have your son and his family come and help you out. That is really nice.

  24. neilc693 says:

    My, the kids are getting big. That’s a nice fence, but the hedge does soften the boundary a bit.

  25. littlemissbliss says:

    i remember mowing the grass, cleaning windows, vacuuming the pool for my parents 🙂 it’s lovely all of your children and grandchildren are so happy to help you ❤

  26. That’s a big hedge. 🙂

  27. suester7 says:

    Good to see your children and grandchildren helping out, Michel. You are blessed with a wonderful family. {v}

  28. AM says:

    Sous la barbe, Jean-Baptiste ressemble à son papa 🙂

    Quelle belle journée utilitaire en famille! Bravos à tous!

    Amitiés, AM

  29. I’m overwhelmed by the beauty of your family and your home, even your grounds are outstanding, the beautiful tree…I am reminded of Winter and how beautiful it’s branches must be covered in snow. Oh, you are very fortunate Michel…love ❤

  30. Chores become joys when the grandchildren are present! ❤

  31. L. Marie says:

    Oh how lovely to see your family at work! Thank you for helping me to remember that my brothers and I used to carry away the branches when my father clipped the hedges in the backyard of our old house. 😀

  32. Lavinia Ross says:

    Michel and Janine, you are so lucky to have family that comes and helps you around the house and yard! Such wonderful children and grandchildren! ❤

  33. The twins have really grown.
    I’m so glad your family comes to help out. That is awesome. Hugs.

  34. Larry says:

    It appears that the family all pitched in and did a great job! That’s teamwork!

  35. julie essex says:

    What a great help the family are too you, its great to see the little ones working so well

  36. cjjustice1 says:

    Dear Michel,
    How delightful to have your son and his family there to help you!
    I remember when the twins were babies – my how they’ve grown!
    I remember Manon & Antoine, as well – in a much younger version
    of themselves. How old are all of the children now? It is wonderful
    to have such close family ties, isn’t it, Michel

  37. mlbncsga says:

    Your family is beautiful, both inside and outside, I shall call you all Mornin Glories 🙂 ILYM

  38. in says:

    Yowzers, that really is a thick hedge. I need a tool like the one Jean-Baptiste had used. I was thinking to use a chainsaw for the overgrowth at the back of my house too. I just need to get over the drearyness of the task, and make myself motivated to do so.

    So great to see the young children helping! Precious photos.

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