Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Welcome Home Wednesday: Out Back

Our backyard! Photos taken November 2011
(above: back gate)

(above: view of our deck from back gate) 
 (above: our loverly, spacious shed) 

 (above: view of back yard from deck. note: poor, brown cedar...)

 (above: view of yard and little magnolia from left fence. LOVE the magnolia)

 (above: view from rear fence)

(above: view of side patio off dining room)

Out Back To Do List
  • Pray that our beautiful big cedar is still alive - pretty please? Turns out it was NOT a cedar as we were told, but a balding cypress. Yay!
  • Remove dead limbs from magnolia
  • Clear rocks/pebbles from flower bed near rear gate Mostly...from our veggie garden anyway.
  • Plant some veggies in bed by rear gate. We planted tomatoes and jalapeno last year. 
  • Repair loose panels along rear fence
  • Attempt to remove old fencework from rear left corner flower bed What we could anyway.
  • Get soil  and fill holes in beds/yard
  • Clean out rear flower beds completely
  • Repair sprinkler system
  • Clean out gutters (on neighboring house)
  • Install lattice work to cover the underneath of shed and deck
  • Sand and repaint deck
  • Plant drought/butterfly/Texas friendly plants in flower bed (did this last year and we got an awful caterpillar we need to do it again. SIGH)
  • Remove large hooks from rear fence (What the heck are those for anyway?)
  • Get a smaller smoker to replace our insanely huge one. Went with a propane grill instead, cause smoker flames make me nervous with our houses so close together.
  • Have BBQ and Enjoy (lots)


Arianna Cooper said...

I'm so excited for spring + BBQs!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

You're making progress on marking off those chores from your list. Yay, you! The wind is howling here, so I don't want to be outside right now, LOL!