For all of these years that we’ve been working on this old house, we have basically neglected our yard in a bad way.
In my defense, I’m just not a yard person. In David’s defense, he does about 520 other jobs, so he was busy.
It wasn’t something I had to do as a kid growing up in the city. You had grass and you (as in, someone) mowed it and kept it groomed and that was about the extent of it.
My mom had an amazing green thumb, but all of our plants were inside. I grew up with green plants all over the house and even grew my own Ivy in a jar of water for years. That was quite literally the only plant I have ever kept alive for more than a month or two.
So, even though I have moaned and complained about the ugliness of our yard for years now, we have been slow to fix it…..until this past weekend.
This is a picture I have shown before, of the view from our back porch. Notice the yard? One birdbath sitting on some bricks….thrilling.
This is the view now.
Nothing to write to HGTV about, but it’s a start and definitely something pleasant to look at, when sitting on the back porch.
David even planted a few veggies in the old rabbit cage.
A fun little gathering on the side.
Some fresh flowers in the buckets we put in last year.
We are planning a brick sidewalk here, to replace these stepping stones.
We added a few hanging plants to brighten up the front porch.
Needless to say, we did some work this weekend and I’ve got the back ache to prove it!
But, in the end, it was well worth it. Hard work never hurt anybody, right?
Now, if I can just remember to go outside and water these things!
We also had 4 trees cut down in the front yard, in hopes of actually growing some grass and losing the lovely look of dirt.
All in all, we improved things around the farm this weekend and just in time for the storm that’s predicted this week. (I love it when God waters my plants for me!)
I think I’ll grab a book and just sit on the porch and watch the rain. I’ve done enough work for a while.
That is, right after the Volunteer meeting today and Collin’s birthday dinner tonight and ……. well, you get the picture.
Have a great day!