Miss Me???

I wish I could say that I was off on some great adventure, but that would only be true if our back yard was the great adventure.

I've been busy working on the landscaping around our house. We've had 10 cubic yards of rock delivered to our house (a LOT of rock) and I've been placing it around the house. And where the rock is now there was currently grass, so I've been pulling out the sod. It was NOT easy, but is now done! I was so worn out that I, of course, caught a cold. I'm on the mend, but it's raining outside, so I can't be in my garden.

You should see the muscles I've gained from all the hard work. Some of the muscles still hurt, but are getting better.

We also got the gutters put up around the house. The fence is also in and is so nice! Romeo has really benefited from the fence. He's able to just "roam" around the yard and play with his toys.

Once the grass dries up a bit I have my garden to do next. Unfortunately that also requires pulling a lot of sod up. Did you know how popular sod is? I put an ad out for free sod and it was claimed 10 times over very quickly. I even have someone who will be taking what I pull out of the garden spot.

The kids are doing well. Ella is having fun in soccer. The season is about half over or so. Sam has been having so much fun playing outside! He loves going to the park and going down the slides. He is quite the daredevil! He goes down the big slides that Ella wouldn't even go down. Now that Ella has seen him go down she does go down now too! :)

We still haven't decided about a deck this year or next, but Zan put stairs in so we can at least utilize the deck door and access the back yard which has been so nice!

I picked up a great cookbook at a garage sale yesterday. The garage sale actually ended up being at the house of a member of the church group I'm in too! Anyways this book is based on Mennonite recipes and using the earths resources more wisely. I've really enjoyed reading the book and looking through the recipes. I can even smell the bread that I made this afternoon right now too! :)

It makes me that much more excited to get my garden growing and the prospects of all the canning I'll be doing in the fall!

I haven't even picked up my camera in the last couple weeks, so I don't have any pictures to show you either. Sorry! I'll have some pictures of my garden once that gets done here soon!


Queen Bee said...

oh wow, that cookbook sounds really neat. i'll be anxious to hear how canning goes! my mom & grandmas all used to can every year and i would like to do it too.

all that work in the yard sounds like good exercise!