At the end of this week, we will have owned our new home for exactly 2 months! So I thought it would be fun to share some of the progress we have made. I have never lived this far south before (or in such an arid climate!) so I’m sure you are going to hear more and more about native desert plants!
As you can see, the apricot tree to the right was literally on it’s last limb, so it really needed to go.
We had this swing set picked out before we left Germany. It was our “post deployment splurge” for our family.
One of the best parts of saving and living frugally – is planned spending!
Some of the trees had cemented bricks around the base and they were all different colors. (Yeah. It made my eye twitch every time I walked outside.) Also the chain link gate offered very little privacy from a nearby service road.
The bricks in the lower right corner were part of an overgrown-with grass extended patio area. Instead, we decided to transform this space into a flower bed and use the bricks as a walkway to an outdoor living area. A new wooden gate lends some privacy and some itty bitty new baby grass we planted three weeks ago is slowly filling in the yard.
Our guess is, this area was used for an out door storage shed? The shrubs on the right, although lovely green and completely established, had long sharp thorns – so they needed to be removed.
Right now we are using this space for apricot limbs, a makeshift compost bin with spare lumber, as well as all of the broken cement, random rocks, and brick debris we removed from the yard. I’d like to make this a vegetable garden next year – we’ll see!
So what do you think? Do you have any outdoor projects going on?
Oh – and does anyone know where I put the motrin?
I have come to the conclusion that I’m not as young, fit, athletic, spry, etc as I think I am…