Archive for May, 2009

smells like chocolate

Monday May 18, 2009

We were outside ALL day yesterday working in the yard. No one ever tells you that when you own a house the yard is the biggest responsibility! Besides the mortgage, of course.

We worked really hard, so take a look at all the other photos on Flickr!

We spread cocoa shells over the completed garden by the garage and it smells like chocolate and looks delicious!

'After' Garden by Garage

finding treasures

Wednesday May 13, 2009

Have been having fun finding treasures on Craigslist, at garage sales, on Summit Avenue and in our alley.

Check out all the new corners of my house…just click on photo to see more!

New Corners of House

our little backyard garden

Monday May 11, 2009

Backyard Veggie and Flower Garden
You can sorta see the ‘before’ garden at the top of the photo. Believe me when I say that it had a HUGE assortment of abundant weeds. Yesterday, Jake and I removed all the weeds, turned over the dirt, repositioned some existing plants, and planted some flower bulbs.

Backyard Veggie and Flower Garden
Whoa! Look at that catch!

Backyard Veggie and Flower Garden
We mapped out where all our veggies are going to go

Backyard Veggie and Flower Garden
Back left area is our raspberry patch — still growing but we will be leaving some room for them to spread each year. To the right of the raspberries, by the lime stones, will be the herb garden with basil, sage, thyme, oregano, chives, peppermint, and spearmint.

In front of the raspberries will be cherry, grape and Roma tomatoes, bean, peas, peppers, carrots, beats, and strawberries. Probably won’t be able to eat any strawberries this season but hopefully a bigger patch next year.

Backyard Veggie and Flower Garden
Front 3 feet of garden will be dedicated to perennial bulb flowers — I hope they grow! I dug like 100 six inch deep holes yesterday!

Now we just have to maintain the WEEDS!

happy mother’s day

Sunday May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day Mom!

Happy Mother's Day Mary!


Friday May 8, 2009

Our yard is gloriously plush with bright beautiful dandelions!

However, this is not acceptable in mainstream society.

There comes a point where we have to do something about them, so they don’t seed all over the neighbors lawn.

So the weed whacker comes out and destroys.

Jake, Weed Whacker

Click on photo for front yard dandelions.