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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Before and After

We have spent the past three weekends working on our front yard. It has gotten gradually easier each week. I didn't take any shots the first week - I should have to show the piles of rock, concrete, metal, and weeds that came out of our flower beds. It was seriously tough work and Tim and I both felt it for days. So much for all that gym time huh, I must have missed the machine that replicates yard work.

Last week we started with piles of bark and a truck full of plants and trees. Luckily this time we had help. T was a huge help at digging and hauling things around and B was my helper with the bark and raking.

I didn't realize he was in the shot, but apparently Everest got in on the action. He mostly just watched and supervised.

By the time we finished last week, we were done with the plants and the bark.

This week was the flowers. We were going for low maintenance, so we decided to keep the color on the porch and hope that we won't have to weed.


Tim surprised me with the glider this morning. It was a great finishing touch. We've been in the house almost a year and it finally looks like home.

I love how they look now, but give the flowers a few weeks and they will be amazing.

5 comments:

Julia said...

wow!! your house looks gorgeous! well worth all of your all's hard work!

I am sad I did not see you yesterday! I passed by so many people riding bikes...it was crazy!

Melissa said...

Lookin' Good! Yard work works the fine muscles you didn't know you had!

ramsam said...

Oh, so jealous. I am surrounded by rocks and mud.

Rachelle Wardle said...

Thank you so much for the comment on my blog. I am excited to have found your blog. :)

Your house is beautiful and I am so jealous! I live in a condo and have no outdoor space of my own. Thanks again and have a great day.

Broadobalds said...

Calvin was very excited to see a "wolf in Monicas yard!". It's better than the last time he saw Everest and thought she was a horse.

Can't wait to see you in a few short weeks!