Monday, May 07, 2012


I have been enjoying Craig being home on vacation probably a bit more than he has.  Let's face it.  It has been four years since we have done anything to the outside of our property, even as tiny as it is, and with such great weather, we decided to do a little bit of planting and sprucing up.
Craig rebuilt the cover to our propane tanks and I couldn't be happier.  I managed to try and see if I just might have a green thumb, and planted some dwarf snap dragons and a couple of azalea bushes in the front flower bed.  We found these pretty hanging baskets on sale at the local Ace Store and couldn't pass them up.  It's just the right amount of color to the front of the house.
We brought out the pavers and the bark ground covering to be squared with the side deck.  After going rock hunting to find enough rocks to continue our border, we planted a few plants that the nursery said would be hearty enough to survive on their own during the winter and the following years after they get established.  Lord knows, we are never around consistently enough to plant something that needs constant attention.
Craig built me another flower bed along side the shed, which gets the morning sun.  I've had more than a few people tell me that this will be the perfect spot to grow some vegetables.  I'm starting out with some tomatoes and squash.  We'll see how it goes.
In the little pots on the shed porch, we planted some strawberries, and we can already see the beginning stages of some fruit!  It was also the most perfect spot for the only pet we have have, Spot, who stands guard 24 hours a day.  My brother made Spot out of scrap metal pieces, and has made a menagerie of animals that have brought joy to a lot of people.
Lastly, we finally planted a dwarf spruce tree behind our house.  We think it is the perfect location and it may just find itself decorated sometime in the future when we will actually be home for the holidays.
All in all, Craig and I have paced ourselves with all these chores and have still found time to sit back on our porch and enjoy a beer or two.  I'm not looking forward to taking him back into Spokane to go back to work, but I know it will be a short 28 days before he is home again!

1 comment:

all things bradbury said...

sounds like a great time!...those kinds of home projects are more fun than work and make everything look so're place is so neat and comfortable and cute!!....i'll be anxious to hear how the tomatoes and strawberries turn out!


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