The Yard Got It's Summer Shine On

The Yard Got It's Summer Shine On

I’ve spent a lot of time in the yard lately (you know, since it’s super hot now).  The Engineer just got his private pilot’s license and had been spending all his free time studying for his tests and practicing in the plane.  I wanted to make sure I wasn’t a distraction to him, so I decided to take on some more of the yard while the home office renovation was on hold during the end of his training.

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Yard Love

Yard Love

While we were on vacation in London our yard went on a growing spree. The weeds made the most progress but the grass in the back yard was finally looking great (after we put the sod down, half of it proceeded to die, but we've worked hard to being it back to life and it's finally working). The rest of the yard needed some love. When I went to tackle the weeds in the front garden, I realized we hadn't touched any of the plants here since we moved in.

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Wood Fence: Part II

Wood Fence: Part II

Hi guys, I missed you last week! Don't worry though, we've been busy :)

We've got a new wood fence on the side of the house! I love, love, love it! In Part I (here) we installed all all the pre-fabricated panels. This left all the hard stuff...building the fence around/through the trees.

The Engineer and I debated about this a bit before we dove into it. We were concerned that it would look...well for lack of a better word...crappy. After some brainstorming we settled on three options to deal with the tree situation.

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Wood Fence: Part I

Wood Fence: Part I

As far as ranking favorite projects at the house go...the dry bar (post on that here) is definitely up there, but I think the new wood fence on the side of the house on the top of the list for me as well. A new wood fence isn't the most glamorous or flashy thing in the world. I mean its not a brand new kitchen, but when you disliked the previous chain link fence with green privacy slats as much as I did, a brand spankin' new wood fence feels like the best thing since sliced bread!

In the last post we ripped out the ugly chain link fence.

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Removing the (oh so ugly) chain link fance

Removing the (oh so ugly) chain link fance

You guys! We got rid of the chain link fence! Do you know how excited I am?! I don't. think. you. do. That's ok though :) I'm so so so excited. The chain link fence with its green privacy slats was such an eye sore for me. The fence along the back and on the opposite side of the house are both wood, so it was out of place on top of being ugly.

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The start of a garden

The start of a garden

still a long way off, but starting is exciting!

I'm talking about a garden people!!

Having a legitimate garden is something I have wanted for a long time. Sadly it was not an item that was on the very top of the house To Do list. With the work we have been doing in the back yard this month (moving the shed, tending to the grass, andmulching our path) we just picked it up one night because we weren't ready to stop working.

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We moved the shed a whole 5 feet

We moved the shed a whole 5 feet

I've definitely been looking forward to 2015 because I knew it meant we were going to get ourselves back in to some new house projects! The Engineer and I both had New Years Day off, so we started 2015 with some momentum and decided to move the shed!

What?

That's right. We moved the shed a whole 5 feet to the right. Why on earth did we spend a whole day doing that? Its ok, you can pause and take as much time as you need to ponder our sanity level.

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