Monday, June 1, 2009

What was I thinking?

What was I thinking when I wanted land with animals, gardens and flower beds galore? I think I had a moment of insantiy. I am thinking that a condo with a cute yardman to keep all the weeds under control.
Imagine what he could do with those. No need for a weed wacker. But I can't complain too much because I have an awesome hubby who sure knows the business end of a shovel!

So we spent all day working in the yard on Saturday, and got a lot done, but I think I broke myself. Thank goodness for keeping the Sabbath day holy, becaus all I wanted to do was SLEEP! I woke up sore, sunburned and stuffy nosed. But, complaining aside we did some serious buttkicking on our flower beds. My hubby even said, "I LOVE WORKING IN THE YARD!" I had to chuckle and laugh, because last summer he had Mono and slept through the whole thing. This year he is the energizer bunny. It is great to be getting so much work out of him, but that also means I am working too. Bummer! I do like working in the yard, but I think I over did it this week. Ok, enought sniveling, here are some of the things we got done.

Logan & Addison were such good helpers weeding and planting the corn and sunflowers.

We planted the corn in this unused flowerbed in our back yard. We planted to many things in the garden this year, so we moved the corn here. We had great luck with extra heat radiating off the fence, and there fore great corn. Most people around us didn't get any corn last year because it was such a cool summer. A little gardening tip for you.

Then we finished the front flowerbed, that was quite a mess. We transplanted all the plants to the fairy garden and then put down wildflower seeds for this year. We are not sure what we want to do with that flowerbed, so we will buy some time with wildflowers and plan something great over the winter.

The last thing we did was finish the fairy garden, but I want to post that on it's own in all it's glory! Here's a sneak peek!


Amy said...

Hhmmm bet your wishing you had read my sunblock question earlier huh?? HA!! Put some aloe vera on that darlin, it will cool ya right down. If you grow sun flowers, I wanna see lots of pictures of 'em cause I LOVE sunflowers! In the deep summer I drive past a pasture where a farmer grows them... so pretty. Smart trick with the corn too! Anxiously waiting for the fairy garden post. ;)

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Good tip about corn. I planted some in a different spot this year and so far so good! Your dog Soley is so cute! I think I have the needest dog! He's always underfoot and needs constant rubbing and kissing!

Thanks so much for stopping by to see my porch. I scrolled down through some of your posts and you have a wonderful property. I'm sure it is a lot of work. I only have about 3/4 of an acre and it tires me out!


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Tami said...

If I could get a gardener who looked like Hugh Jackman, I'd buy more land!!!

You've always been one for a nice yard. Remember our "compost pile" we tried to make? And our clothesline? Those were great days and I miss them.

OH, I do love my Laundry sign. Thanks.

mormonhermitmom said...

Okay that is a cool looking weedeater man! Your yard looks awesome!

nikkicrumpet said...

My hubby and I say the same thing every spring.....WHY OH WHY did we think a full acre of grass and flower beds was a good idea? But then after the spring work is's soooo nice to sit back and enjoy it! It looks like you guys got a ton done...and it sounds like now you need to sit back and enjoy it! The flower beds look gorgeous!