One fun thing about moving to a new house in the fall/winter is that you have no idea what the outside will look like come spring. It's been really fun to watch things pop up in the assortment of run down garden beds and guess what the different plants are. I'm really not a flower person but I have deducted that I have daffodils and tulips coming up in random places.
The not so great thing about moving in the fall/winter, is that the previous owners decided they weren't going to rake any leaves. And we have a lot of leaves.
Our front yard is basically a fine mix of old leaves and moss. I have yet to really find any grass, which is kind of unfortunate. Moss is very delicate and Mia seems to be tearing it up quite nicely, but I'm not sure if grass will even grow in our nice shaded sandy front yard. Sigh.
While Dan was switching the car and truck tires over last weekend, I opted to spend some time outdoors with him and start raking. I chose a nice little patch in front of the house and set to work.
I worked and I worked and I worked for what felt like hours, but was probably only an hour in reality and barely made any progress. I cleared a 20'x20' patch and that was it. There are so many leaves!
See how proud I am of that little area of cleared
I decided to call it quits after that and planned to get back at it over the next few days. But the wind hasn't been cooperating and I haven't been able to clear any more of our front yard. Maybe this weekend? Although it is calling for rain...
Our outside to do list is about a mile long so we haven't even actually written anything down on it. Maybe when we are feeling less overwhelmed by it, we'll put some pen to paper and show you what we plan to do. Or maybe break it down into years to make it more attainable? Hmm...
Anyone else been enjoying some outside time in the lovely weather we have been getting? Or has it not been so nice where you are?