Ladies and gents, this is the before-and-after from ONE day of work. Just one.
|In the morning: we're single-handedly bringing back the prairie.|
|Later that evening.|
Holy freaking moly.
Hermione is already loving all the space to get up to maximum running speed, and all the newly uncovered corners she can sniff. Tonight I found my husband hitting a golf ball right down the middle of the yard, and getting her to chase and fetch it. (Sweet revenge: she promptly ran off and buried the ball somewhere, and now he can't find it.)
This is way, way outside our planned budget, but I don't care. We're going to try to make up for part of it by doing some fencing work we had planned to hire out. I will eat Ramen noodles for the rest of my life to get another week of this kind of treatment.
(Or actually, I will eat fresh, home-grown organic vegetables and eggs. Because I'm one step closer to a functional garden!)