Monday, July 06, 2009

Wonderful Weekend

We were finally able to get grass! It's been a really long process. We moved out all the rock edges and turned the space into gardens. We ripped out the old seeded grass/weeds/yuck and sodded. Sweetheart tore out all the old/never worked well sprinkler system and built and entirely new one that works great.
January:Pumpkin starts the excavating.
Dumpling surveys the yard.
Our biggest problem this year has simply been the weather. It's been too wet. We've had rain almost every single weekend since March. Even on the dry weekends, the ground has still needed to dry out from the rains during the week. I've never seen anything like it! We've spent a lot of time working in the rain and mud. We worked every night last week to so that it could all get done. I love digging by the light of a headlamp until ten p.m. Really.

Here's what it looked like after the rock was out and Rick made the holes for the fruit trees. Too bad the trees we pre-ordered arrived and had to be planted way before everything else was ready. It made it a lot hard to work around the trees.
These rows are seeded with all sorts of veggies. Looking forward to some yummy meals, if the rain doesn't wash everything away.

Here is the corner before the sandbox and Jimmy's Garden went in.

Here's what it looks like today. I think it's a bit much with all the sunflowers, but they needed to be moved and I didn't know they'd grow quite so big when I transplanted them. The sandbox is under the lattice panels. It's our way of keeping the neighborhood cats out. It's a nice big place for the boys to play. Eventually we'll put a little bench in there. It's been a nice spot to just be still. Hard to believe it's been exactly a year since we held him in our hands for the only time. Now that I've typed that, I think I'm out of stuff to say. Hope you all have a lovely day.


Bonnie said...

Giving you a "cyber" hug. I am out of things to say to you in that reguarde, so I won't even try. Just know you are thought of and prayed for.

Your yard looks beautiful! I am a bit worried over our garden it looks so... short. We have had a good bit of rain, and cool temps, so I'm sure that has stunted things a bit. Sigh.

Anonymous said...

Loving you.
Your yard looks FANTASTIC! Yea!!! Can't wait to see it!

hadashi said...

so nice (and inspiring!) to see your yard and Jimmy's garden. i'm glad you are keeping a place of serenity and growth to remember him. you are so loved, my friend.

Bonnie said...

I just realized I may have come across a bit cold in saying "I'm not even going to try." I am truly sorry if I did, I simply meant that I don't even know where to begin trying to say something comforting, etc. I'm better at giving hugs and care (I'd bring you dinner if I could!), than saying the right thing. Thats been bothering me all night, so I had to clarify myself this morning!

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

Your yard looks great. :)

I cannot believe it has been a year. Time goes so fast.

My son, Matthew, would have been a year older than Stephanie. They didn't let me see him (as it was felt best at that time) but hubby said when Steph was born that she looked so much like him.

I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that God's plan is best. I often pray a message to him, asking God if it is okay to tell him I'm thinking of him and I love him... and that I'll see him when it is time.

Now I look at Stephanie's Matthew and give extra hugs to his namesake.


BaileyZimmerman said...'s finally in!!!!
How wonderful!


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