Mimi Sue's Cottage

A home is much more than a house built of lumber, brick, or stone. A home is made of love, sacrifice, and respect. We are responsible for the homes we build. We must build wisely, for eternity is not a short voyage. There will be calm and wind, sunlight and shadows, joy and sorrow. But if we really try, our home can be a bit of heaven here on earth. Thomas S Monson

Friday, September 9, 2011

Summer Project 2011 Continues

Our Summer Project is moving slowly along.

Last spring our plans for our backyard were to get the sprinklers installed,
get the lawn planted, build a fence and a pergola, plant some
trees, install walkways to the shed, plant some plants, and
spend lots of time in the heat of the afternoon sipping on
lemonade (or diet pepsi), and enjoying our retirement.

Well, we may or may not get the sprinklers installed this year.

And I know the rest of the list will be waiting for us in 2012.

A couple of weeks ago we rented a trencher from The Depot.

And then we (meaning he) dug some trenches.

Then we (he) added some PVC pipe.  (While I held the blue glue can and made
lunch and or snacks as needed.)

Hopefully we'll be ready at the first sign of spring to plant our lawn.



Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Sue! Busy, busy! Yes, use the picture, maybe linking it back to my blog. :) Have a wonderful day!


Cozy Little House said...

That was a big list you had!

The Gathering Place said...

I feel like you-my list of summer projects was much longer than we accomplished. I'm sure they will be waiting for me next summer! Your yard will be nice when it is finished!

Connie said...

It's such an accomplishment to get the sprinkling system in and running!
It's OK to say "we" because he couldn't do it without you helping, even if it is to make him a snack!

camp and cottage living said...

Hi Sue
Well, aren't you glad we can rent the tools to make those projects easier? I remember my Dad doing an awful lot of digging by hand for this kind of project!
No more carrying water to the garden or dragging the hose. I can't tell you how many times I knocked plants over trying to drag the hose around the garden!

Karen Mortensen said...

Looking good. Yard work does take some time. Good luck.