I thought you might like to see how the house is coming along since its barren, muddy days. We almost became the opposite, a complete jungle, when the mower broke before we went on vacation. YIKES. But John was able to get it mowed today–and look! It almost looks like a real yard!
As I mentioned previously, I decided to plant annuals mostly in the front of the house this year–and what perennials I did plant are shrubs that will get much larger. I eventually hope to have something big and shrubby in front of the garage on the left–that side looks empty to me. I also am going to extend the flower/shrub garden out on the right in front of those windows. The fence I mentioned in the photo above will stretch out from the right side (from this perspective) of the house to the front line of our property. Everything in the front of the house will be a front yard, i.e., as manicured as I get (which is not very).
I also wanted to remind you of the monthly Family Recipes event being hosted by HoneyB and myself–June is my turn to host! (If you missed it last month, this event spring-boarded out of my Grandma’s Recipes event.) Send me your best and favorite family recipes. Here is a reminder of the rules:
Make a dish from a recipe dear to you from any family member, including the men, those of a younger generation than you and in-laws too!
Post it on your blog between now and 12 AM Midnight Saturday June 27 (USA EST)–all submissions must be in English please.
Provide a link in your post to this page and this blog.
Email me at thespicedlife AT gmail DOT com by 12 AM Midnight Saturday June 27 (USA EST) with:
- the recipe name
- the URL of the post
- the URL of your blog
- your location
Please place a copy of the logo on your post if possible.
Multiple submissions are welcome, but please only one submission for each type of dish (main dish, appetizer, dessert, etc). New posts only please.
Don’t worry about photos–I will grab one from your post.
noble pig says
It looks like tings are coming along. And yeah the price of deer fencing. We are getting ready to do 88 acres od deer fencing. Bankrupting isn’t it?
A nice looking place! We live in the middle of nowhere too…can’t see anyone nearby….but would love a different house in this spot. I’m jealous. LOL.
I’m so excited to do the Family Recipes this month!! I already know what I’m going to make. Your property look awesome; don’t let that square guilt you. With so much land, it seems inevitable that getting everything looking exactly as you want it will take some time. I think it looks great right now, though! Talk about a HUGE mowing job!
I am sure you could plant something in your big rectangle – maybe hot pepper plants that deer shouldn’t bother?
That Girl says
That house really looks like a house!!!!
I love (well… maybe strongly identify with) your description of the “guilt rectangle.” I have a couple of small areas of my yard with sad looking dirt.
The rest of it looks incredible, though! Congrat’s!
Mrs. L says
As someone who has a little brick patio and no lawn, I think even that little “guilt patch” is beautiful.
Can’t wait to participate again in the Family Recipes event!