We have squeaked out some more projects around here recently. For Mothers Day Josh built me a grape arbor. It is so pretty. I just love it. Plus - if you can manage to get anything of substance done while you are home with all four kids than you deserve an award. The highest strand on this arbor is about six feet tall. Plenty on up space for the little grapies (made up word for short grapes) to grow into. We have four grapes in right now and we will just keep adding. I think we will have around 12 total when it is all planted and done. The spaces on the ends leave me room to plant interesting gourds for the fall. I think this arbor is going to bring me lots of joy.
The Orchard Garden is done. Planted. The end. I will post an updated plan on it soon. The Cottage Garden is also completely planted too. Again - I used their plans as a guide and then got out there and did what ever the krunk I wanted. I love how they are turning out. Don't tell anyone, but once we got past the flood we have had perfect weather for my garden. If it can just keep up a little longer then everything will be ready for the crazy late summer heat.
The play ground is done. DONE! It looks so good. I didn't even realize how bad it looked till it was finished. This one was all Josh's call and he was right. You heard it here - he was right. Plus, the kids LOVED the dump truck that brought in the mulch. Josh did not. He looked at it as a big pile of being over worked. I hired a few of the neighbor boys to come help him since many hands make light work - and this Mama had to go save some babies. (Really I was just snuggling a few almost ready to go home babies.)
|His team picture - they told him to make a tough face|
Now back to my original goals for this year. Some of them were good. Some of them were crazy.
Still possible for this year:
Two new apple trees
Fix up the outhouse
For the future:
Front of house, bedroom side garden beds placed
Fix up dog houses
Tons of strawberry's
Still needs done this year:
Trim all trees
Brace peach trees
Weed kill fence lines
Get horses to Dad's to rest my pasture
Clean the gutters and patch the roof