Such a beautiful evening! I would love nothing more than to go join DH out on our back deck overlooking the new patio with a Mike's Hard Lemonade and watch the girls enjoying themselves free ranging in the yard again. Unfortunately I have to go to the wine shop for the next three nights to work Private Wine Tasting Parties. They're great for business though and I only have to be there a couple of hours.
I got the English Orpington babies in the mini-coop yesterday and we all survived their first night outside (although I did spend the night with my slider door open in my bedroom just to make sure I could hear them in case of an emergency). They are doing fine today. DH and I will be working on the VF coop this weekend in anticipation of moving the Silkies out there.
Today I planted my giant wooden boxes with Omega 3 Forage mix for the chicken's own salad bar. I felt guilty since the landscaping took all their mud and weeds away so now they'll have their own areas for grazing.
DH and I are going to work more in the yard the next few days to get it pretty in anticipation of my sweet Lily returning from her summer school in Italy on Wednesday next week. I can't wait to see her!
I've said it before but it's true - sunny days make me feel more optimistic - they definitely motivate me to get work done outside. I don't mind the rain but it makes me appreciate the sunshine all that much more.
Here's a few pics illustrating the work that's been going on here the past month - still more to be done, but it's finally becoming the yard I've dreamed of!
It's a work in progress - but here's our new paver stone patio leading up to Dan's "Back 40" deck. Before there was only dirt, some scraggly grass patches and not much else.
Those are the big wooden boxes I planted Chicken "Salad Bar" in today.
Detail of the new block steps and new rock walls leading up to Dan's deck We'll be planting a lot of that area with multi-colored ground cover this weekend.
The coops leading out to the new patio
New Privacy Fence that DH has been staining - what a difference it's made in our lives!
New paver stone path, new gravel to replace old dirt, a tree was taken out to open up the pathway leading to our pretty new gate!