Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Somewhere over the rainbow..............

I posted a while back about (or did i?) about our backyard. The lady who lived here had totally different tastes than us. (putting it in a nice way...) Our backyard is huge but in the left corner we had this GIANT pit of rocks. Apparently, she liked to burn things back there. what? i don't know but i have my suspictions...just kidding but Um, hello, fire code? So, we (and i mean Blake and Matt, not I) moved all the rocks and took them to new homes.
we had to burn all the crap to possibly make moving all the big crap INSIDE the pit easier. There were broken bottles, toys, and other undistinguishable things inside. I live in St. Louis County, not the boonies.
So, next came the poo. Yes, i said POO. Blake's fam has horsies, so we were graced with enough manure to spread far and wide! We covered (again, i mean Blake) the area (which i want to say covers more than a 1/4 of our lawn) in grass seed. Thanks to the rain, and Blake (and Matt's) daily watering's, this is now the beginning of something beautiful (well, just really a bigger area to mow, and for lily to poop on.) As you can see, it's baby grass and needs some nurturing to grow into big strong grass. Within a few weeks, I think it will be ready to its first cut! awwww.....
In all reality, this little project made a hell of a difference in our backyard. Neighbors (all of them surrounding us) have commented on how great our yard is looking. So, who knows what she did back there because this is really the only thing we've done to it beside mow it. I'm guessing she didn't do that often if at all.
Lastly, i saw this today and i want to say this is a sign of good luck to come. Hell, with the luck I've had in the past 3 months, it better be. I haven't seen a rainbow in a loong time. I decided to take this pic after Blake told me that rainbows don't show up in pictures. I think he lives in a made-up world sometimes. :) He sure is funny though...and i loves him for it! I'll leave you with this beeeautiful pic of my roof.

and no, there was no pot of gold at the end of it. I checked.

2 comments:

Julia said...

It's looking good! I can't wait to own a home just for the landscaping portion, it sounds like fun:)

Mary said...

Yay for lawn clean-up! It's pretty nice that you don't have to be involved in things like poop and fire;)