Good Tuesday Morning!!! well the past couple of days have been spent getting this yard work finished once and for all..Sunday Hubby worked on the back yard getting rid of the piles of leaves that I put there last wednesday and the pile of photenia stems that have been there for the last 2-1/2 years (feels like longer) they are gone and the back yard looks better then it has in 16 years..This is the front yard that we tackled yesterday...That rhodie that is behind that vintage tiller was so over grown and laying on the ground you could get to anything underneath it..so I went to town on it..and I got rid of the surrounding clover ground cover that grew around it..it is like grass sod once you can get your hands under it it pulls up in sheets..and that made it easy..I like the clover..but too much of a good thing and it spreads too..you can actually see out into the street now..this side was really over grown..but with Jordan's help a couple of weeks ago..this is ready for bark...
Oh I love a tidy yard I can't believe how long I let this go..so now it is a matter of going out and staying on top of it..and when the leaves fall it will be easier to blow them out of here..which is what we did yesterday...The yard is finished and ready for about 4 truckloads of bark..hopefully next week or the first of november..that little tractor is house ground bees or wasps..so we have to take care of that..
heres where the pile of photenia sticks were inbetween the dog house and that tree....it has been such an eye sore for so long..and now we can actually walk back there without tripping all over...and the cats seem to like it..and now we can keep track of them when we let them out of their kennel for a little romp around the yard..no more hiding places.;)
you can see the huge pile of leaves on the other side of the fence..we still need to go over there and push back the leaves from the fence and we still have more leaves that are falling to get rid of..but the hard part is done..that little rotted burn barrel is going too..
the top of the kennel had a "leaf" roof...so much brighter for the kittys now...and see whats left of my little dresser in the back behind the doghouse..just rotting away..we are saving the little red sink and the rest is gone..it is in there good..so hubby has to figure out how to get it out..anyone want a free dog house..we are trying to get rid of it..it doesn't fit the cat kennel otherwise it would go in there as the cats love it..but the dog...not so much;)
the hopps are done and two are not harvestable so we are letting them go till after halloween..cause I love the way they look up there...so we have to get rid of those come november,;)
this was taken this morning from my craft room window..it is foggy out as we speak..but hubby painstakingly took all the little stuff that was growing in my little rock path and I have my little path again..so much easier to walk up it now..so gotta keep round up on it..I can't wait to bark this yard in..it will look like we just moved in 16 years ago..seriously we took out that much of the yard..but we have trimmed back some plants..so it will be a surprise come spring to see what comes back..but I am so much happier to have it parred down and easier for us to maintain...no one on either side and in front of us maintains their yards..so it makes it doubly hard to keep ours up..so we are the ones to suffer having to keep ours up..but we have the prettiest yard on the block..I gave the next door neighbors some of my halloween decorations that I no longer wanted..so at night I can see their home lit up..and it always makes me smile..
I made this for the gal that taught us how to make bread last thursday..I gave her one of my faux caramel apples too..;) she loved it.:)
the ribbon says thankful & grateful...
and I put decorative binding around the top of the collar as my machine is on the blink again..it won't do the decorative stitches..but I like this better anyway.:)
I made my bread on Saturday evening!! and I am not kidding you all it took only 1 hour from start to finish..I used my kitchen aid mixer and halved the recipe and I got the most tender, moist bread ever!!!..I can't wait to make more of it..
I tell you its in the ingredients..so get that liquid lecithin and do this recipe..you will not be sorry..:)
Well we are having our huge old farmhouse gathering celebration on etsy for a whole month!! so type in WHCOFG in the box (or go to my side bar and click on it) and you will see what we have to offer..The 3 below are what I have..but I have more christmas items mixed in there as well..there is alot of amazing talent out there in our group..
Well I am heading to the doctors today to see about these allergies and why I have been plugged up for the last 3 months..and then I have a activities church meeting at 3pm...tomorrow I will share some swap goodies I gave to Jennifer and some others if they have received their goodies yet...oh boy is it cold right now..would love to build a fire and just vegitate on the couch and catch up on my programs...I hope you all have a great week..:) and thanks for stopping by.;)