Well, it can and does happen anywhere, but last week we had some Uninvited guests attempt to steal some of our belongings, not cool. I was totally shaken up but as a result I have added some locks and am securing the garage by fully enclosing it. I’m choosing to look t it as a cautionary tale
With temps over 100 we aren’t spending a lot of time in the yard this weekend. However, we did get out to check our garden progress. It seems the green beans, broccoli and Brussels sprouts are all still there without much change. The tomatoe are doing so so. The squashes though have taken off! Now it’s just a matter of time to see what kind of a harvest we get.
Finally, finally there is grass and mulch in the top level of the yard. It looks SO much better than it ever has. I wish there were photos that showed how bad it was, but It seems, for some reason I didn’t take many. Well, the worst part all the hundreds of prickers in Bernie’s fur and in various kids’ feet couldn’t have been seen in a photo any way. Still need to put the blue pots on the patio and get some plants for them, but it’s pretty much done. And the sprinklers on the middle section were fixed so they aren’t in holes about 6″ lower than the rest of the yard. All in all much improved.
Now I just have to hope the grass settles in well. I would really like to plant some bamboo along the back wall before the end of the year but it may need to wait. So here is the much better for now backyard.
The side of the house was pretty much nothing much to talk about, and largely forgotten. Well that has changed with a bit of landscaping and some love. Of course, the hideous chain link fence was replaced as well. The water heater is also on the side of the house and it lived in a rusted old tin shack of a box that was suited for where Dexter would have hid his kill tools in a swamp. Needless to say I was eager to see it go. Well finally, it has a new home! It’s an expanded wood cabinet to match the fence. It also has some shelves for storage of outdoor toys. The before picture is from when the house was having some foundation work done, but it’s one of the only photos I have of the side of the house.