Ok, so everyone is on Pinterest right?! That is where I get all my cool ideas. My husband wishes I never would have found Pinterest. I know that sounds harsh… but I really think it’s true.
I get goosebumps just thinking about how cute this will be when: the door is fixed, the windows (which I need to get the glass panes put back in and frame worked on) are in, the paint is scraped off (I do like the color and plan to get the same) and repainted, It gets a new roof with water drain, and is stabilized on it’s foundation.
Whew! It does need a lot of work… minor really for how beautiful it will become in a short while. Oh! And… Jaryd my 12 year old son is making me two window boxes, one for under each window. After a few other details are looked after it will be to die for.
After my projects are completed my husband usually admits it really does look nice. This is for his yard tools too… so it really was a good find?!
What’s your spring project?
No post for weeks! And I have so much to say…and no time to get it in print. I home-school and things are winding down, trying to get finished up on all our subjects. We will be doing a few things like math facts, journals and read books through the summer, so I’ve been getting that in place.
My husband and I just finished up planting the garden so I need to get grass clippings around all my plants to help keep the moisture in and the weeds out! And, my brother dropped off four loads of rocks for finishing up the rock wall on the lower lawn and making a new one around our “someday barn area”.
Ah the barn… will it ever get started? We keep changing our minds on design and if we should do it ourselves as opposed to having it done. Oh, and the colors, now that has given me nightmares. I don’t want it to stand out but blend in with the landscape. I look at it out my kitchen window so it can’t be yellow. There are only a few shades of yellow I like.
Picky? Um… yes. It will be there forever. Should we even be doing this? What if my husband loses his job, which they keep saying could happen because of downsizing. However, we are starting a business and the barn is very important. We decided to keep on going. The barn is in year one of our five year plan.
We believe this is the path that was set before us and we will press on. I think Winding Up is about to happen. Oh… did I mention the bricks I have to put under the pergola, bark for flowerbeds, more furniture and order and hang mirrors for the bridal room of our wedding facility, work on my new website, you get the idea.
Writing will be hit and miss for the summer as I am working on all my projects. I am taking before and after pictures to share along the way. What does your summer plans look like?
I just received my Spring Hill order! Every year I place an order for something new to put in my yard or get more of something that worked in the yard. One of the reasons I love Spring Hill is because underneath each plant discription it tells you the zone it grows in, whether it likes sun or shade and…my favorite part, whether it is deer resistant or not!
We have lots of deer and Spring Hill has been a great help in finding plants that will survive those beautiful but pesky animals. Wonderful advice that is cost effective. We have been on this property, that we built on, for 7 years now and are finally figuring out what will be safe to grow.
This year I purchased more Diamond Grass to create a border to our lower lawn with Flame Grass at each end. I purchased some carpet Phlox and a Russian Sage for our very steep bank (very sunny area), an Amethyst Astilbe for under our tree, and then I couldn’t resist a Maximilian Perennial Sunflower (to go in the flower bed by the driveway). I’ve also purchased an Orange & Lemon Gaillardia for outside my bedroom window.
You can see in the picture the Diamond Grass that I planted last year. It’s only the beginning of May so they should get pretty big this summer. Everything I recieved this year is now planted, I just have to “wait and see”…how things will turn out for this years purchases.
If you would like check out Spring Hill Nursary it’s very worth it. I just called and asked them to send each of my daughters a catalogue. You can also do this on-line.
My daughters are both in their first home and are wanting to plant flowers and gardens. Oh how this blesses me! More things to keep us connected as a family.
I’m sure there are lots of ways to “stay connected” to our married children. I’d love to hear some of your stories…