spending my time making new rose and flower beds the flagstone path is getting closer to being finished one more small section to complete Feb 3, 2012 sometimes, I don't think I am making any progress but a quick look back at older pictures tells me that I am even Ralph the Dog is happy now that he has a little grassy area to run without so many obstacles and minus one very mean agave July 1, 2011 roses in pots waiting for their flower bed I had to remove the zip line from the tree house before I could start there was quite a bit of clean up before anything could be planted July 15, 2011
you can't tell from the picture above but there was half a boat, a motor and 28 sheets of plywood behind the tree with the tree house and other stuff I want to block from my memory mind numbing clean up loads of rotting wood a mountain of brick was pulled out of the yard tons of broken concrete August 1, 2011 I keep a garden journal and it is one of my favorite types of journals The first of every month, I take several pictures of the yard and house it's fun to look back over the years.
Last week, I had this great idea to make a flagstone path around the rose and vegetable gardens. When the 8000 plus pounds of flagstone arrived, it no longer seemed such a good idea. Funny how the stone looked smaller at the stone shop. It became instantly clear, I had taken on too big a project by myself. This is how far I was able to get in one day. It now appears that this is going to take a lot longer than I anticipated. It certainly isn't a one person project. With my wagon, I am using the slide and drop method until someone with Popeye arms comes to help.
The Sanctorum of Buccaneers a shrine for lost and forgotten things that have been found while gardening a place where newly found items can find a spot a soldier keeps guard over a jar of coins
not all marbles remain lost "Aye Matey"
The window boxes that were planted this past March are still looking good. I have enjoyed them so much that I think I will try and duplicate the planting next year. And I am happy with the color choices that we selected for our tiny little cottage. The colors are a bit darker than the photos but who can complain about a bright sunny day.
I have a weekend planned for sewing projects, one blouse and a rework of a thrifted sweater. As of late, I have become obsessed with sewing and perfecting blouses. It's all I can think about. My closet is getting full. Finally, having a sewing machine that can consistently make great buttonholes is a wonderful thing.
Have a great weekend everyone!
**I always get asked, just how small is my little cottage and I never remember to mention it's size. Counting my front sun room, my house is 930 sq. feet.