Tuesday, 3 April 2012

A big garden keeps you fit, Kristels grandparents, Herent

Doesn’t everyone love flowers? Kristels grandparents have a 50 acre garden behind their house. The garden contains flowers, trees, grass, a shed, a green house, and fields were they have an agricultural hobby. It is a lot of work but it keeps them fit. At the age of 80 and 81 years, they still work hard to maintain the garden and grown their own vegetables and fruit. Isn’t this amazing? How are we going to live when we are 80 years old.

Houden we niet allemaal van bloemen? Kristels grootouders hebben een grote tuin van 50 are achter hun huis. De tuin bevat bloemen, bomen, gras, een schuur, een serre, en enkele veldjes voor hun landbouw hobby. Het is veel werk maar het houdt hen fit. Op de leeftijd van 80 en 81 jaar, werken ze nog steeds hard om hun tuin te onderhouden en kweken hun eigen groenten en fruit. Is dit niet ongelooflijk? Hoe zullen wij het er vanaf brengen als we 80 zijn?

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27 comments:

  1. Ze zien er allebei stralend uit, Filip. De tuin ten andere ook !
    Mijn mama werd 92 vandaag...
    Lie(f)s.

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  2. Hoi Filip,
    Dat is effe een tuintje!! Prachtig al die fleurige bloemen. Knap dat die meensen dat nog allemaal op kunnen brengen, kunnen wij misschien nog wel wat van leren en respect voor hebben. Mooi overzicht!!

    Groeten, Marco

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  3. The garden looks like a picture, they're doing a great job! Still growing their own vegetables sure keeps them busy, maybe that's the secret to their great health? They both look radiant!

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  4. What an inspiration they are! (They don't look in their 80's - Kristal has good genes!) Your photos of the flowers brought a smile to my face on a cold snowy day in Denver.

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  5. Yes! Keeps them young - bless them



    Aloha from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral

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  6. Beautiful pictures and an amazing story. I recognize the forsythia, but not any of the other plants. They keep up this whole garden themselves with no help or extra gardeners?? How amazing, but maybe that is what keeps them active and healthy.

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  7. Wonderful post! fifty acres is a farm not a garden! He will need a huge tractor for that!

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  8. It is good to see someone at their age out and about. I hope I am that active at 80.

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  9. 50 acres will keep anyone healthy and happy !

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  10. Prachtig zeg. Mooi om de vader zo lekker bezig te zien.
    Groetjes, Mirthe

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  11. 50 Acres! I'm tired just thinking about it!!! Who needs a gym membership with that much exercise on offer??!!

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  12. That is an amazing couple. You better get in training to take over from them.

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  13. Ze zijn nog leuk bezig, ziet er prachtig uit. De poes is ook erg lief.

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  14. Hopeful my hands will be still steady to take pictures at 80.

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  15. An adorable Lady and so cute kitty!Wonderful post!
    Léia

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  16. I certainly hope I'm that fit when I'm 80! Their garden is beautiful.

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  17. They sure have a blessed life around them, and one that keeps their heart and souls alive and thriving for sure. What an adorable little purring friend they have too...and you get to share in their joy as well! Greetings, Karen

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  18. What a great garden to have - it looks lovely and they are doing a great job with it. It must be an awful lot of work though. They must enjoy it.

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  19. Geweldig om ze zo te zien genieten!
    Hun tuin is hun grote hobby en dat stralen ze uit.
    Heel bijzonder maar erg mooi, groetjes Cristien.

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  20. So beautiful flowers. Very pleasant Kristels his grandparents. And the cat is adorable. At 80 age, I hope to be a nice granny for grandchildren.
    Greetings, Carmen

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  21. The secret of longevity is keeping active, and Kristels grandparents look
    very well indeed.It's easy to see why they love their garden,with such lovely flowers and trees.

    I hope that you and kristel and all your family have a very happy Easter.

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  22. Filip, petje af voor Kristel's grootouders. Ik heb geen tuin, maar anders zou ik mij met 80 jaar niet zien nog in mijn tuintje te werken. Dat zou ik nu al niet meer kunnen. Ik geloof de liefde tot hun tuin houd die twee jong. Groetjes aan de grootouders en ik wens jullie allemaal een fijne Pasen. Groetjes Dietmut

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  23. Wonderful images Filip! I love the first flower... beautiful.
    WOW... amazing parents. Mine are similar (aged 82 & 78) both still work 4 days a week as doctors, and tend to their beautiful cottage garden which is a wonderland of flowers, trees & shrubs.

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  24. Das sind wunderbare Aufnahmen, da hat der Tag 24-Arbeitsstunden. Alle Achtung vor der Leistung der Großeltern, aber es hält sie fit und macht sicher auch Freude...
    Liebe Grüße, Karin

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  25. Wat een moedige mensen! Zo waren mijn ouders ook, maar ik kan dat niet wat zij nog allemaal doen hoor! Het zijn nog mensen zoals mijn ouders waren, sterk, een andere generatie! Proficiat!

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  26. what a lovely blog entry! and so nice to meet the grantparents of Kristel, lucky her...
    the garden is so beautiful and my grandma always tells that she likes it when there is something she can take care of, may be this is the secret:-))

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  27. oh, they work very hard at making it beautiful! so wonderful!

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