Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day weekend consisted of drilling, cutting, lawn mowing, dirt shoveling, weed pulling and sunburn getting. The great majority of our time was spent building our garden boxes, installing a drip system and filling said boxes with dirt. But oh! Along with the sore muscles and sunburns came a great feeling of accomplishment! And you can't even imagine how excited I am to fill those boxes with little herbs and tomatoes and other various vegetable plants tonight!

Thank heavens for our truck! It took 3 loads of dirt to get all our boxes filled. Bryan drove the truck right into our backyard which made the hauling of dirt to the boxes so much easier.

We also planted a pretty little locust tree which will hopefully shade the patio eventually. Don't the boxes look nice? They are made from Trex decking. Bryan thought it would be nice to have them match our back deck. And they are surrounded by rubber mulch...the same stuff we have in our playground on the other side of the yard.

Friday I went on a search for patio furniture. I went to 6 different stores before I found the perfect set. We spend so much time out there on the deck. The girls read out there constantly. Now it will be much more comfortable. I'm hoping in the next few weeks to get a dining set for down on the patio by the BBQ.


Mindy said...

That's alot of work, great job. Isn't it nice to have such a huge job to mark off your to-do list.

Anonymous said...

LOVE the patio furniture..you have a great backyard..Where is it that you moved?

Mary said...

Love the view from your back porch. Ah, the mountains. We miss those around here.

Katie said...

I am jealous of your patio furniture. However, I don't have anywhere I could put anything like that. Anything I get has to be very weather resistant since we don't have a covered deck.