This is the view on the east side of the house... two days ago after it rained.
Yep. This is going to be a garden area someday.
You can see where I had the kids dump a cartload of grass, and where they rolled the
whiskey barrels from the old house.
There is a place out there to hook up an RV, as you can see... and the ground is all rutted.
We will be filling this in, little by little. It takes time, I am finding out.
This is the scene today, with the grass spread where the compost will be... and the four barrels
spread out along the fence line, as further protection to keep Secret our of the yard... my cousin's wandering lab.
This will be the sitting area... the bench will be turned around... and the barbecue moved over.
The kids set the bench down there just temporarily on Saturday... but I can't lift the top to move it! It will stay right there until they come back.
And... if you squint... you can see my ONE tomato plant... a Park's Whopper... in it's big green planter by the door.
I am planting flowers tomorrow in the containers that you see, and more on the left that are out of the picture.
This pile of weeds... was intermingled with the weigela behind them, and all along the back of the house.
Where I didn't get the whole plant out, I confess I ROUND UP'D them!
It does not appear that the previous owners did anything in the back yard at all... there was no evidence of their having a barbecue or ever using the yard for anything except letting their dogs dig.
The weigela and the barberry on the west side of the house are badly overgrown, so I am going to have a hand at trimming them here in a day or two.
Day Six. Still drying out. Whew.
I saw one little bit of mold in the back, as far as you could go... it's getting hit with bleach tomorrow.
Here's six year old Jax calmly putting on his batting gloves last night. It amazes me that these
little kids go so calmly about their games... until the ball is in the air and everyone runs at once!
Some of them forget to run when they have hit the ball off the tee... some of them stack up on the bases. The rules at this age mean that score is not kept, and the Ump is there to keep control and to
keep track of the batting lineup so that they play only 3 innings.
Jax got a home run and two other hits!
Sportsmanship is being drummed into their heads... and we are so glad!