Friday, May 14, 2010

Waterbed Update

I told my husband all I wanted for mothers day was a half whiskey barrel for my pond.....I am such a simple girl! (Being the sweetie of a husband he is , he went out of his way to make sure I got what I wanted!) See I had one but it fell apart....and if I had known how hard it was gonna be to find a new one I would have tried to put it back together! Anyway, we found I put my waterfall liner in and added it to my water bed pond.
I got this idea from Cindees Garden last year.
I also added this .....
I just love the sound of water...and you can hear it all thru my backyard.

My goldfish love to play in the running water.......

No, No, No.......this is not a doggie watering hole....

Don't give me the cute faces....
All of pets are rescues. Nellie the basset hound was living at a kennel, Nigel the black lab, showed up at our house looking like a bag of bones and ....Max...we adopted from the SPCA. Needless to say he is much happier now. They get along great and are very entertaining!In the words of my 4 year old neice neice Harley "dem is bessst friends"!
Have a wonderful weekend! Here are a few more images from my yard....

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

SpRiNg FeVeR!!!!

Yes I have a bad case of it.....I have been digging, plantin',seedin',potting, pulling and loving every minute of it!
As you may recall we have been in this home for a year now and the yard was pretty much a blank slate. We have put up 68pieces of privacy fence, built a barn and have started improving the one flower bed and making new ones.

I could work in the yard everyday as long as the weather is nice and IF I had an endless supply of money to buy plants!

This is just a peek at what I have done and now I need a truckload of mulch!

Now, I know what you are thinking.........last time we talked we were inside the house......tearing out walls and such...well ...... here is some progress
We can now eat at the table! Check out my chairs I got for 10$ each

I just gave a little paint, sanding and stain!

Here are a few more redos....

We still have to wrap the beam and the 4 x 4 column in the middle of the room ( my son calls it a primitive stripper pole!) but we had to put the inside stuff on get some of the outside things done before it gets to hot. Now that we have finished the fence our dogs can run freely, so we wanted to get that done and most important
we are putting up the pool that we packed up and brought from the other house! We have it up and with the new liner it looks great. Now we have to add the deck that we also moved from the other when those really hot days get here we will have a place to chill!

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven.