Monday, May 2, 2011

Sunscreen next time...

We spent the weekend doing yard work and now we are paying for it with sunburns and sore muscles:( But at least a lot got accomplished. We put down 6 yards of mulch and 3 yards of compost/topsoil mix. We moved two large bushes to make a planting bed smaller, moved a small tree to get rid of a bed, removed some scrub trees by the swingset, put in a new 15' x 20' vegetable garden, starting ripping up a stone patio and began using it to make new pathways, weeded all the beds, and prepared the front door kitchen garden for planting.
Sorry, these aren't the best pics, I took them from inside after I took a shower and had a towel on my head. My neighbor was on her porch so I didn't want to go out in my jammies and wet head!
You can see that the strawberries from last year are outgrowing their home, I have to decide what to do about that.
Patio we are ripping up...
Bed we made smaller....

New veggie garden on the side of the house. We made rows and layed down straw(with stone for the moment). This is a perfect garden spot because we had yet to plant anything there and the grass was hard to grow, plus it is on a slight slope so it will get adequate drainage and it's in almost full sun.
Still lots to do outside, but next weekend I HAVE to get ready for my sale on the 13th!!!! Never enough time in the day.

Have a wonderful day,



  1. Gosh, Ma'am you guys are workers! I just showed hubby your fenced in raised beds. Just love them! It looks like we might be headed to Maine after all! So, I'm planning future gardens with a lot of faith!!
    Keep us posted on the planting!

  2. You have been busy. Love your box garden with fence. I am dreaming of a box garden & potting shed. The patio you are taking out is so pretty. I am in need of rocks for my gardens. I tend to move something every year. Lilac bush was moved last week. Would like to see it all planted in its glory. Blessings!

  3. What a lot of work but it all looks so worth it...even the sunburn! Just remember it turns to a nice tan!!!!
    I so feel for ya thought with the aching muscles.



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