Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Now I Just Need a Trough

I spent the weekend Begatting. When we moved into our house a year ago we had a white birch tree removed form the front yard. The tree was about two feet from our front walkway and was infested with ants. After the stump was ground out we had a rather large bare area directly in front of our house. This empty space begat some shrub removal in the same area.

I think I have dug up and removed about 15 bushes and shrubs from our front yard in the past year. The shrub removal has begat a new garden project.


I used a Mantis rototiller to dig a rather large area for our walk way garden.
Of course the kids helped with sifting the dirt. Notice their brown shirts that help hide the dirt for our many trips to Lowes. The only thing of interest we found sifting was a about a dozen worms and rusty quarter.
The new garden begat a "cosmetic fence" to the front of our house. Lauren took pictures to document the progress. It was right at this point that she said, "Wow. The first two posts went in so easy. That wasn't bad at all.", which then cursed me to have the last post take twice as long to set.
We are half way done our landscaping project and now I feel comfortable that if we have any visitors to our house that ride a horse, they will have a place to tie up reins.

21 comments:

Multi-tasking Mommy said...

Looking good ;)

That sounds like a lot of hard work!

Susie said...

Thank goodness! It pisses me off to ride up to a house with no hitching post. :)

James Austin said...

William, you are going have to get yourself a nice pair of chaps to protect those legs! Oh, and start calling one of the kids 'cookie'.

Anonymous said...

Giddy Up

The Q said...

I love the picture where Max has his hands on his hips (looking so NOT impressed with Wyatt). So cute!

Dr Zibbs said...

Looks good

Bogart in P Towne said...

I'll take a rye whisky and no lip from the bartender.

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Jody said...

So... I have ta huge landscaping project that needs done and none of the landscaping companies around here want to do it. They come out, look at what needs done and never call back. Seriously, it's a big $$ project. Interested?

teri said...

you also need a place for them to put their cowboy boots.

eclectic said...

A hitchin'-rail! Ooooh, I'm looking forward to the many, many stories that such a prop could generate in a house of three growing boys.

nikkirae said...

What a wonderful family project.

iVegasFamily said...

I hope you're servin' whiskey at that saloon. I'll park my pony.

JP said...

Saddle up...lock and load...

Tiff said...

WOW you've been busy! It's looking great!

Cole said...

A trough would be good for catching all your tears because I beat you in fantasy football.

Anonymous said...

It must take you hours to cut that grass with that lawn mower

sari said...

where are the swinging doors? You need to replace your front door with the swinging half-shutter doors.

Did you install the breakaway glass in the windows? People are going to have to be flying out of them from the inside if you're really going to be doing this right.

Or maybe small pets, I don't know.

Charlotte in Pa said...

I'll bet weekend projects are very hard for you when the kids around... what with all of the opportunities for jokes regarding the words "nailed," "drilled," "screw," "hole," etc. I'm the baby in my family and my sisters tell me that my parents were so much more relaxed with me - didn't watch their language as much, didn't worry that I was going to hurt myself, etc. Taking that theory into account, the new kid's first phrase will probably be, "That's what she said."

Undercover Mutha said...

Now I know who to call to help finish build our house. Nice work, big daddy. And the hitchin' post was hilarious. Of course, it may not be so funny if we can't afford to fuel our cars in the future. You may just be a trendsetter.

Anonymous said...

I'll be right over! "Whiskey for my men, beer for my horses" momo9