And so it begins… the quest for less dirt in the yard!

I LOVE my house. It is big enough for everyone! We have a schoolroom, I have a studio. There are 4 bedrooms and a TON of land for us… however, the land is all dirt. I want plants and trees to bring birds and butterflies and bees…. My amazing husband has been put out on a quest to make that happen.

Lar and I have been collecting all of our landscaping goodies for months… and this weekend was BEAUTIFUL! So, outside we went… wrangling every kid, including my nephews for landscaping. My youngest nephew Jake looked at me and said… so we are doing yardwork then? I told him that “landscaping” can go on his resume but yardwork couldn’t!!!! LOL

OK… So here is our yard at the beginning… just dirt (I have new climbing roses in the red pot(there are 3 on the patio)

This weekend we managed to get the 9 fence posts in the ground cemented.  The new grapevines are in my greenhouse window staying warm for a few more weeks. The trellis to go on the fence posts is in the garage waiting for next weekend.

 

And, we have started our garden – yes I know that it is a bit early, but we needed to get the onion in the ground before it heats up or they may not take. So we have the first of the  raised beds filled and planted!!! Lar and I plan on added steps in the hill next weekend (as long as the weather agrees!)