We have been quite busy this summer making our new home more "homey". Hubs and I have been very busy!
At the beginning of the Summer break, Hubs finished up the planting beds.
A look through the back yard toward our neighbors house. Hubs put in a rose garden!
He built a small deck out of the reclaimed wood from our old home's swimming pool deck. We plan to build a roof over the top that shades the afternoon sun. We can sit here and watch the sunset!
The tub is packed full of volunteer blooms from last year. The bees and wasps love these flowers.
I didn't have to plant anything new here this year.
I painted this old dresser red and gave it a burlap curtain. It stores lots of gardening things.
I painted this old cupboard red, too. I put lots of blue and red enamelware here just for fun.
The pumpkin patch is growing! My dad and sister made this scarecrow for me years ago. I love it!
A rugged little corner near the side gate. Lots of rusty things to decorate with. The scooter belonged to our son, Matt. He's 30 now! The stansion came from the dairy farm my husband grew up on. I've been collecting rusty old saws to make something out of. I think we have about 20 now. And, our lone Mulberry tree that we have to move this winter. It's planted too close to the leach lines.
What's going on, you ask?
Hubs loves to play in the dirt!
Hubs moved our pool from our other house in the desert, where our daughter and family live, and put it up close to our existing deck. He added the new wood part. The best part is the wood was 75% off!
And we found these wedding cake steps on Craigslist for a song!
And, I painted our patio set red!
I sure do wish that you might stop over for a swim and an iced tea! It would be a lot more fun with you here!
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Smokey the Gopher says, "Stay tuned for more garden updates!"