Yard Work

I’ve come to find that there’s something intensely gratifying about accomplishing yard work. This may be, in large part, due to the fact that I’ve never really done much yard work in my life. Now wait a minute – before you start thinking that I’m a spoiled little princess – I grew up in the desert so there was never really much yard work to do. Most yards were decorated in “rockscaping” (it’s a real thing, Google it).

So, to get back on track, Jacob taught me how to operate the riding mower today. At first I was a little scared (it’s loud and equipped with sharp blades), but once I got the hang of it I found it a kind of fun. As it was my first time out, my poor husband had to come behind me with the weed eater and get all the spots I missed around trees, rocks, stumps, and anywhere else I just didn’t get. (Marry well girls, marry well).

While mowing was exciting, the best part of the yard work so far has been the planting and growing. As I mentioned before, we planted a few things, most of which were starters so there was already a bit of plant there to look at. However, the green beans I started (all by myself!!!) were just seeds and over the last few days I’ve been amazed to watch them sprout and push themselves up through the dirt. It’s a wonderful feeling to watch something you put in the ground, as a little ol’ seed, grow and flourish!

look at it! So cute!

When they get a bit taller we’ll help them attach to the trellis so they can grow up the whole thing…it’s gonna be awesome!!!

We also made an herb box and filled it with Thyme, Oregano, Rosemary, and Sweet Leaf (Stevia).

At present I’m trying to track down some Cilantro to plant in that last empty spot…so far I haven’t had any luck. 😦

Last night some animal, probably a hedge hog, tried to take out my Stevia plant. This morning Jacob found it completely pulled out and on it’s side. So we’re gonna have to find out how to prevent that from happening again.

This is our lovely porch…I love it.

So…speaking of things I love. Today is Jacob and I’s 6 month wedding anniversary. To celebrate Jacob made me banana pancakes for breakfast with a delicious homemade Rosemary syrup. I am not even exaggerating when I tell you that it was outstanding!

Yum!

and to top it all off he picked some fresh flowers from the yard for the table.

Like I said ladies, marry well!

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7 responses to “Yard Work

  1. Steph

    This post is awesome! Your porch is so adorable I am jealous…i want to visit your awesome abode like right now!!! I miss you! Happy anniversary lovies, its past by fast!

  2. Momma Lisa

    Loved your posts. It all is so beautiful. I will have dad take pictures of our community garden that is producing large cukes and zuchinni, onion, some tomatoes. You can’t believe what we can do in the desert. I love green beans and we have none… they are so easy and quick, you will love them. Happy 1/2 Anniversary can you believe it went by so fast? Love you!

  3. Lisa Weddle

    I love everything about this and I’m so jealous.

  4. Mmm, I am loving the look of that porch

  5. kara

    I hear sprinkling human hair around the dirt keeps animals away…

  6. Happy 6-months! We just had our 7th! 🙂

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