Sunday, May 1, 2011

Operation Front Yard Complete

We painted the fence today, and at last our yard is done!  Front yard, that is.  The backyard is a project for another time (although the lamb is currently working on it).  I wish I had "before" pics of our front yard.  When we moved into this house two years ago, it was literally nothing but dirt and weeds.  We slaved over it last summer.  I remember at one point I was shoveling rocks in my dreams.  But now I finally get to relax and enjoy the results. 

With the exception of the arbor, painting the fence today went really quick.  I don't think we were out there for more than an hour, although somehow I still ended up with a nasty little sunburn on my shoulders and back.  I guess I still have my wussy, winter skin right now.  Once we finished the fence, I went inside the house to grade papers while Clint worked on the arbor.  Because of all of its nooks and crannies, it took him about two hours to finish.  I love the final result!  Before, the golden rocks just sort of ended near the street and poured out into the dirt.  Now, with that little fence, the property feels more defined.




That last picture has nothing to do with the fence; it was just funny to turn around to find Elijah splashing around in the pond.  Little sneak.