Thursday, May 28, 2015

Landscaping is Magic

Brett and I have been focusing our energy (and funds) on restoring the inside of the house. But the yard has gotten to the point where we just can't ignore it anymore! The amount of work that has to be done is pretty astronomical. And not only do we not have the right tools or expertise, but it would be probably be the only project we could tackle all summer. So we bit the bullet and hired some landscapers.

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!)


  1. Looks great! We're also sweating it in the yard lately (and it's probably cooler where you are). Having the right equipment can certainly make a HUGE difference, esp. if it's engine-powered. p.s. I'm the wife half of Quince Cottage if you don't recognize the name...

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