It’s been a LONG while since I wrote a personal post, prompting some of you to send private messages asking if we’re OK. We’re just fine. Instead of blogging this summer, we tried out new swimming holes, had lots of barbeques with friends, and worked on taming our garden. The only photo evidence we have for this is for the latter of these activities, and it’s limited at best:
After our work this summer:
The pergola lattice is gone along with numerous vines, three trees, and three flower beds. The single sunny spot at the back of the yard now has raised vegetable garden beds. While the beds did not get completed until well into July, we managed to grow two crops of beautiful (and supersized) lettuce, kale, basil and baby potatoes. We’re still harvesting carrots and beets.
The flower beds around the front entrance also went through major reductions and mulching in an attempt to take our yard from ‘perpetual overgrown jungle’ back to ‘manageable’. We managed to complete about a third of what we wanted to do, leaving lots for next year.
And that’s what we did this summer.