So we called in the reinforcements and made a day of it. My parents and Josh's parents came to the rescue and made the day a success. Josh ripped out an overgrown and split lilac tree on Friday night and then we started bright and early at 8:00. By 11:30 we had done most of the work we set out to do! A beautiful morning! A little more raking up of the twigs and branches, and we are just about done with the fall yard project. In the spring there will be a lot of cleaning and planting again:)
Our yard used to have a white fence along our neighbor's garage. It was rotting so we pulled it out and now we see our neighbors junk...but he is now seeing it too so he promises to move it:)
Here's the day in pictures.
|Fence and lilac bush ripped out.|
|Ruthan worked hard in these side beds.|
|A snowball bush (or whatever it is called) will be planted here.|
|Used to be a row of bushes and vines here. Need to rebuild the retaining wall in the spring.|
|The leaves and debris camouflage all the hard work, but it looks way better!|
|Cutting down ivy...Jane of the Jungle!|
|Mowed down hedges of bushes.|
|Bob hauled away our debris! Thank you!|
|Caleb learning to use a few tools. Let's start with sledgehammer!|
|These tools are more my size!|
|Loving my backyard!|
Thank you parents! We are blessed by you! And we'll reserve a spring date too:) Hehe!