Back home, we finally set the chicken in the front yard. Prior to that though, Liz added a small Tile tracker, out of concern that someone else might come along and love the chicken as much as she does… and deem it worthy of theft.
As the weather improves, I suspect we’ll be wanting to do more outside work… given how much time we’re spending indoors.
Our main goal: looking for a new tree for the front yard, to replace the Japanese Maple that died last year.
The whole time we were outside, the sky looked like it was going to start pouring rain. Luckily for us, the weather reports held true and we were able to work without a drop. The dark skies did add a little urgency while we worked though, as it felt like we were always racing the rain.
Today was a yard day, with Liz working on weeding and planting in the front yard and me mowing the lawn in back.
Bob and Julie came by over the weekend, and spent a long Sunday afternoon helping us work on the house. While Julie and Liz were outside working on the yard, I was down in the basement with Bob.
Super busy morninng today. I got up early, and was out the door by 8AM. I headed over to Lowe’s and loaded up the car with 10 bags of mulch. After getting home and stacking them by the back of the house, Liz and I then went out and did our morning run.
On Saturday, Liz and I walked outside to find that someone had taken one of our rabbit lawn ornaments… and placed it inside the fountain, in our front yard.
Liz ended up sweeping out the leaves with a broom (she didn’t want to risk damaging her plants with a rake), and I ended up using two dustpans to transport everything from the ground to the bag. It turned out to be a pretty good workflow.
Not sure what this guy is. He seems way to small/thin to be an actual earthworm. Liz spotted him, and at first I thought it was a small leaf stuck on a spiderweb. But it’s definitely a worm of some kind. Liz has a theory it’s a tapeworm, but neither of us has a clue what this guy really is.
The front yard really is a lovely thing to see. I’d argue it’s the nicest looking plot of lawn on the block, but then… I’m a little biased in this regard. I am still awed when I think about how this all used to look, before Liz and Julie tackled it.
After dinner with Liz’s folks on Sunday evening, we walked home in the rain to discover the yard was awash again with earthworms. See those long lines in the soil? Earthworms, every one of ’em.
Here’s thing with some of the flowers that have come up: the tulips in particular are really big! On just a casual glance, the yard has a lot of color. But once you start staring at the tulips, Liz pointed out to me just how large/tall they actually are. And they’re huge!
I like this photo because it captures a lot of what we do, when we arrive home. Which is namely: pausing at the sidewalk, and looking at all the flowers that have started to bloom.