Our garden currently (the cleanup)

June 29, 2015

Well, it's another year, well season, of garden cleaning here.  We, once again, let the grass grow in the beds.  It was out of laziness, seriously, we just were lazy in covering them.  I think my laziness was due to the fact that I have been wanting to move the raised beds for a few years now.





Even Baz thinks the garden area is too overgrown to lay in.  



So from this......

To this is what we did.  Instead of digging all the grass out of each overgrown bed, we decided to just move them completely to a different area of the backyard.


We used thin fence post, the same once used for solar light finals, to hold the two beds together when stacked on top of each other.
We covered the bottom with a sheet of weed block.  We stapled it down so that it wouldn't shift when we turned the beds over onto the ground.



We stapled the first sheet with staples being about an inch apart.  We then staled another sheet to the back to double up on the weed block and stapled it with the staples about eight inches apart.  


Weed Blocker we used.


Once we got both of them in position where we wanted them, we then added the posts with a screw in the top bed and a screw in the bottom bed to hold them both into place.

With the dirt added on top of them, it will hold nicely.  







Now to clean up the rest of the yard and make it more of an oasis.

We added a container of lady bugs to the garden at night to help with pollinating and to each all of the pesky aphids that seem to want to munch on our goodies.

Now that the garden is all cleaned up and ready for dirt, we are excited to get our little plants into the ground and reap what we sow. 

I've also purchased some hanging baskets that I can't wait to brighten our yard.


After our garden cleanup, we took a short walk around the block and through town.  It was dusk, so the photos I took are a bit dark.  We found some chalk drawings on the bridge.




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Five on Friday; Spark of Loves this Week

June 26, 2015

It's Friday, a hot Friday here.  It got up to 101 here today, which isn't all that hot to me, since I am from Arkansas where the humidity is so high you can't breathe.  I love this kind of weather, it's pool weather!  Yay!  Well, here's what made my summer week awesome!  Be sure and link up with me each week below the post to share what made your weeks amazing.


1.  These Raspberries.

  
Because they came from our own raspberry bush and they taste amazing right off the vine.

2.  This Gnome.

Because it was a card and it was perfect for the occasion.  

3.  These Lucifer's Tongue.

  
Because they are growing like crazy already and so beautiful in front of the house.  

4.  This Carpet.

Because it was outdoors and now it's indoors.  It's the perfect shade to go in out great room.  It's called the Honeycomb Rug.

5.  These Vegetables.

Because they came from our garden and are delicious!

  
I have even been using the cucumbers for my Sassy Water Drinking.  

Want to join this link up?  Add your link below to share what made your week amazing!  This link up happens every Friday, so come back once a week and let's network.

Things that made my week awesome: (Saturday Sparks)

June 20, 2015

Another great weekend!   Here are the things that made my week awesome!

1.  This Menu Item.

Because it reminded me of my brother.

2.  This Essential Oil.

Because tea tree is a great essential oil and I enjoy using it anytime I need to cure my sneezing from my allergies.

3.  This Wreath.

  
Because it was a gift from my brother and his wife because we are Walking Dead fans,  It will be a great wreath to add to our door for Halloween.

4.  This Find.

  
Because I found it at an antique store and it's an old fire extinguisher grenade.  

5.  This Farm.

Because Christmas Tree Farms are all over the place here in the Valley.  This one seemed pretty enough to photograph.


Extras:

• These Two Things.

Because they were seen along the Silver Creek Falls walk we took.  We went to the gift shop only in search of something for a Christmas gift.  We saw these two things along the way.

• These Cookies.

Because they are energy bites and they are homemade.  The same recipe as no bake cookies, but instead of rolled oats I used steel cut oats.  They were awesome!

• This Haircut.

Because it wasn't quite what Skylar wanted, but it's hair, so it will grow out in time.


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