Our family and friends have been enjoying last year's apple wine...so much so, that we are beginning to run short. We certainly want to avoid that situation in the future, so Jeff went and got more apples last week.
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).