Friday, July 20, 2012

Project update

I always have the best of intentions, but when you have 4 children, a flock of chickens, new ducks, unpredictable weather, Church, friends and relatives, things don't always go the way you plan them. 
At first I really felt like I was making no progress, but then I went back to look at the pictures I've taken so far and I see that I really have made a little dent.  I've started many of the projects but not completed many.  I have also forgotten to take before pictures on some of them. 
This was the first project I started and finished. 
This is the area just in front of the barn.  The kids up there didn't know it at the time but they were my helpers. 
After an hour or so this was the end result.

It is astonishing to me how the grass grows up so fast and just totally consumes all that is around it.  We had to dig out tree branches that we threw there next to the fence last fall.  They were suppose to be to cut up and burn.  They still can be.  I just can't believe how they got buried under the grass.

Some other things that I have started is the side of the barn, the garden work area, and one not on the list but finished and completed (pictures to come later) was the front garden bed.  I'm particularly proud of that.  I'll post on that in a day or 2, I need to get an after picture.

Here is a picture of Kelsey's new ducks. The littlest ones are Khaki Campbell and the bigger ones are Blue Runners.  They are a month apart in age which and we were worried we wouldn't be able to put them together but they have really taken to each other.  The Khakis follow the Blues around as if they are mothers, it is so cute.  Kelsey filled this little green sled up with water for their little pool and they love it.

I have a lot more to post about so hopefully it won't be that long until I do.

Have a great day!