This past weekend was fairly amazing for many reasons: FFA reunion show, lots of time in the garden, sunny weather, frontyard fence got finished, sausage seminar, a fabulous dinner last night — the list goes on and on. But the upshot? I’m physically exhausted this morning. Not sleepy, but I can feel the last several days of activity in all of me right now.
So instead of mustering up my writing energy I am simply going to post a couple yard photos. The backyard, which I got all cleaned up yesterday, with bean poles installed (and beans planted), lawn mowed and edged with the weedwhacker, mulched areas weeded, patio swept:
And the new front yard fence which was just completed yesterday evening:
I also did a bunch of work in the front yard yesterday, but until I finish the planting and mulching I don’t really want to share. Between the front and back, I worked for five or six hours and am feeling it in my arms and butt today. I may not have got to the gym, but definitely had a workout everyday this weekend.
As reference points, our backyard looked like this the first year we lived in the house – which was already a big improvement over what it looked like when we bought it. And our frontyard? A tad boring, wouldn’t you say?
these are cedar chips in your backyard, yes? did you get them in bulk? i’m hoping for those huge “bails” since we don’t have a truck and a million little bags is just silly on many levels. leads?
We also don’t have a truck and we buy them by the bag at Gardenworks. Fill-your-own bags ends up being $20 for five bags. When we have done this in the past and ordered several yards (like in the backyard) we opted for delivery. $75 is the standard delivery fee on top of your mulch price which is about $30 per yard of mulch. It’s definitely times like this I wish I had a truck or trailer!