Sunday, June 17, 2012

The Goings On

It's been so nice having summer here and being able to enjoy the warm weather. Devin informed me when summer started that any money spent on our home would go towards the yard during the summer. That was fine by me. I know he was anxious to get stuff done in the yard and he's been working so hard on it. He keeps surprising me with what he's able to do.

Devin pulled out everything in our front flower beds and we put in new plants. It looks about a thousand times better now that they're planted.

(Like our shower curtain window cover? Since it's summer we can't buy any more blinds - since that's not the yard. We have 4 more we need to buy before all of the windows have blinds. So for now it looks a little trashy. Ha ha.)

The big rock was in the front right corner of our grass. Ryan was nice enough to come over and help Devin move it into the flower bed. It looks so much better in there - and it was nice we could use that one instead of having to buy one.

Devin's also been working on his garden. He's always loved to garden and our house didn't have a garden spot already marked off so he could decide where he wanted it to go. He poured the frame out of concrete. It looks really good.

We still need to get some dirt to put in it, so unfortunately he hasn't been able to grow anything yet, but it's getting there.
He's also decided to have a mini orchard in our backyard. He's planted an apple and a cherry tree and then we got a peach and an apricot tree last night that he'll put in this week. He also wants to get a pear tree. Here are the apple and cherry trees.

It will definitely be nice to have all of the fruit. It also means that I'm going to have to learn how to can... We'll see how that goes...
Devin's done some awesome things to our yard though and it just keeps looking better and better!

We've also tried to have some fun this summer. We went fishing and plan to go ahead soon. It's always so relaxing to go spend a day at the lake. We also hiked up to Stewart Falls with Kara and Ryan and Mark and Lindsay. It was a really pretty hike.

It's amazing to me that we live so close to so many awesome places. Hopefully we'll be able to take advantage of the mountains around us!

Happy Summer! :)


Derek and Lisa said...

Yay for a post! :) Yard looks awesome!

Jay and Krista said...

Your house and yard look great!! I LOVE the garden area! Canning is much easier than you think it is. If you need any good recipes, let me knos! I have a great one for peach pie filling! I bet Grandma would help you too.

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