Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Our new backyard....

We finally got it done. Luck has not been on our side. First the bobcat got stuck in the dirt we hauled, then the bobcat broke, then it rained, then it rained again and so on. But we finally (2.5 months later) have a place to get bitten by mosquitoes any time we step foot out the backdoor. But at least we can step foot out the backdoor without getting all muddy. There is still a little left to do, but it is mostly done. I'm killing all the shrubs on the right side and then we'll make that a natural area too. Fun, huh?
I still need to make a swing, but that's what will hang from the 4x4's. And the accessories from the playset we got from a garage sale ended up falling apart when I put it together, so some parts are in the mail. The kids love it. Emma Jane goes on the slide over and over.
Here's a better shot of the $60 swingset. Yet, one more thing that I tried to haul by myself that I shouldn't have. It must have provided a good laugh as was traveling down the highway with part of it tied to the roof of our van.
Courtney's garden. I am very excited about this, succeed or fail. (Corn, parsley, lettuce, tomatoes, bell peppers, peas, green beens, oregano, carrots, cilantro, basil, cucumbers) All you gardeners feel free to comment with some tips.

5 comments:

Nancy Jo said...

WOW! Looks great! What a lot of work you have done. I am impressed.

ajensen said...

You two are just....WOW. That looks awesome. you never do it half way huh!

LOVE IT! We better come visit asap

AJordan said...

Am is right, EVERYTHING you touch turns to gold. You've both got great work ethic, carl, your not afraid to try anything, and Court you have great vision. We need you to come spend some time at our house again. :) And thanks for posting (FINALLY) of the house and the kids. They are so cute, CJ IS getting so big.

Lindsey said...

I LOVE your backyard!! It looks sooo good. All that grass is amazing!! Your garden looks bomb. And the swingset is huge. You have some lucky kids! Cute picts too from Dothan! I miss those kids!

Lauren and John said...

That's awesome, Courtney! You guys should have your own show about fixing houses up - on the inside and out! You are such an awesome talent!! Emma Jane and CJ are so big now!?!