Saturday, April 20, 2013

Yard Work

The weather was so beautiful today! This morning, I was doing a show for my upcycling company, so I wasn't there for the vast majority of the work that Mom2, Dad2, Jacob, and my dad put in this morning. They tore down the ugly fence by the house, pulled apart all the potted plants (saved the few live ones) that had been behind the fence (the house used to be a landscaping company), picked up a whole lot of trash, installed a back porch light, and tuned up the AC system. Also, my dad started mowing our front yard and our new neighbor came over and offered to use his riding lawn mower and do it for us....what a blessing!! My dad ended up doing a whole lot of weed-eating though.

Another blessing God showed us recently—Jacob had always wanted a Japanese maple in our yard. When we bought the house, we had no idea what the tree next to the house was. As you can see in the before picture, it looked dead. Well, just in the past week or 2 it suddenly sprouted its leaves to show us that it's a Japanese maple. God is just too good.

Also, Jake's parents wanted to bring us a present only they could give us. Since they own a tree farm, a tree was appropriate. They brought a weeping willow, not knowing that I'd always wanted one since I was a little girl. So thankful.

Our beautiful front yard
Lots of trash picked up
Fencing taken down
Before and after fencing
The only live plants left standing.

Planting the maple we found.

Weeping willow present from Jake's parents

Planting a Crape Myrtle we found.

Planting the willow
Fixing some plumbing
New back porch light
Helpful in-laws

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