Sunday, November 21, 2010
Sunday, November 7, 2010
It was a beautiful fall weekend, and we got a lot of things done outside. The backyard's overgrown, messy flowerbed is no more: after Tina transplanted all perennials worth saving to other flowerbeds and moved all the scattered large stones to the future stone wall, Jeff pulled out most of the tree-stumps with the tractor and then used his grader to level the ground. Only two stumps could not be removed - one of the Magnolia trees is planted between them and they will now anchor a much smaller flowerbed. After Jeff raked the space smooth, Tina spread grass seed over the bare ground. Not sure it will still grow this fall, but it was worth a try, since the seed was left over from the spring planting in front of the house. We then removed the round turtle pen and mowed off the weeds (the turtle - being a desert creature - had to be moved inside for the winter).