The backyard is well on its way to looking more like a yard than a mud pit. I went out Wednesday morning for a bit and I returned just in time to see the bulk of the work get done. Can you tell I’m just a little bit excited to finally be getting a backyard?!
But first can I show you my deck planters one more time? I promise this will be it. I know to some of you these are no big deal, but it’s the first time since we bought the cabin we’ve ever had any flowers at all. Previously as part-timers it was virtually impossible to maintain them, but I’ve taken really good care of them this year and have been justly rewarded. They were nice when they were first planted a few weeks ago (you can see them here), but they’ve gotten even more beautiful and it makes me smile to look at them.
Just look at that parsley?! I honestly can’t give it away fast enough. Clearly, it likes where it is and I’ll have to remember that for next year.
If you look closely, you can see some of the rocks that were delivered in the backyard.
The hostas came with the house, so they are least 10 years old, but they’ve never bloomed like this before. We practically need a machete to make our way up the path!
Here’s a peek at what’s going on right now. By next week, we should have the topsoil in place and then we can start working on the firepit.
This is the hanging plant where there was a nest a few weeks ago. We saw the babies shortly after they hatched, but sadly about a week later they were gone. The only thing we can thing of is a predator got to them. One day probably shortly after it happened I saw the mother in the planter and we just stared at each other for a minute or so, then she flew away and I don’t believe ever returned. Makes me sad…
In other news…
I’m typing this late Friday night. What a day we had today. We picked up the RV and brought it to the place that’s getting it ready to tow our car. Everything took longer than expected and there’s still a glitch or two with the RV (the heat comes on spontaneously). It will get fixed, but they’re having a hard time finding the part because the RV is a ’97. We brought it back to our community where there’s a rustic campground and have it parked there for the weekend so a few friends can see it plus it will be good to practice driving it before we take it to Florida this winter.
The backyard is almost leveled off, but I got back too late to take a picture. By next week I should have more progress to show you. The weather’s been gorgeous, so we’re full speed ahead :).
Last but not least, the GoFundMe campaign for Brenda will be taken down shortly. Thank you all to those that have donated. It has been appreciated more than you know!