Sunday, April 20, 2008
A Weekend In Review
Matt and I found a few little garden decor items to grace our garden this weekend. They were all under $5 a piece at Flower Factory - love that place! I really wanted the look-alike Smith Hawken ducks but they were a little pricier so I will wait. In the mean time I can feast my eyes on these adorable little oddities strung throughout my flower beds. Matt and I aren't huge fans of gnomes but thought we should at least have one in our yard. (I am also trying to find the perfect little "fairy house" to tuck around our hostas)
Matt built me this lovely raised garden bed for our very first vegetable garden this year! He also hauled in aged horse manure from a lady on the northside to nourish the soil for my garden. He must love me a lot to do so much huh? :) Today I managed to fill the bed with soil left over from when we had our fence put in (about 4 wheelbarrows full [or as full as I could get it and still move the heavy thing]), two wheelbarrows of compost manure, and two wheelbarrows of topsoil we bought from McCarty Mulch - phew - my lower back is now a tad sore. But I am excited to have it all ready to plant. Didn't quite get that far today - but at least the hard work is done.
I want to have Matt add a ledge all the way around the bed...that would be the finishing touch - besides being full of healthy veggie plants!
Another thing we did today was go garage saling - had an awful time doing so. Couldn't find half the sales, got lost, and when we did find a sale there would be nothing there for us. No garden knicknacks, no tools, no pitchfork, bookshelves or dressors...just kids clothes and old shoes. :(
But, on the way home I spied THIS on the curb! Someone was throwing this handsome shabby chic chair out because it missing a 2 inch nub on one of the legs...it still sits sturdy and looks good! So I made Matt circle around twice and nab it. He really does love me I think! :)
Also managed to plant my rhubarb, strawberry plants, yukka and stonecrop splitlings from my mother-in-law Sue, made no-bake cookies, did two loads of laundry, picked up the house, did a load of dishes, and walked the dogs - quite a way to end the weekend!