Now that spring has—at least officially—finally arrived, I thought I would look back over our fun summer of swimming last year. With unseasonably warm weather through the end of September … Continue Reading A Fun Summer of Swimming!
Last year, I wrote a couple of posts about how, having retired the year before, I had turned my annual spring weeding chore into a landscaping project transforming this part … Continue Reading Delayed Spring Weeding/Mulching
Working on the fifth section, I encountered two more challenges. First, this section included the connection to the gate into the back yard. When we had the pool installed in … Continue Reading Re-Fence or Defense? Yes, Victory!
It took me until almost lunchtime the next day to finish the first section but by contrast, it was a vast improvement over the old fence. And in the process … Continue Reading Re-Fence or Defense? Or Snatching Victory from Defeat?
I have written before that I need to replace this fence in our backyard and last year when I retired and starting making my “To Do” lists, it was at … Continue Reading Re-Fence or Defense? Or Defeat?
Continued from Spring Weeding… When I started working in this middle bed, in spite of it having quite a “wild look”, it actually turned out to have very few … Continue Reading Spring Weeding Turned Landscaping
One of the advantages of being retired that I have been looking forward to this spring is not only being able to get an earlier start in working in … Continue Reading Spring Weeding
In the spring of 2006, we decided to start all over again on that part of the yard. We dug out the bushes that over time had taken over the … Continue Reading Grown Up Backyard – Adolescence
This weekend marks the 15th anniversary of us moving into our current home—the home we have lived in longer than any other home in our lives. And while the exterior … Continue Reading Grown Up Backyard – Formative Years