so we have been working on several projects the last few weekends and have managed to squeeze in a trip to berlin orchards to go apple picking with church. here are some pics of our filled in pool area and the grass that has started to grow, the area that we are leaving for a patio space (to be completed next year), the cleaned out area in the front where we plan to plant perennial bulbs, a large pile of dirt, and our new vegetable garden to be planted in spring 2008. we also took a trip with our church to go apple picking this weekend so here are a few pics from that....notice the tractor driver with an apple on his head...eventually he had two but we didn't get that pic.
landscaping fabric for under the patio area...to be completed Summer 2008
our friend jeremy hard at work leveling out the dirt to fill in the crater that was once an above ground pool
steve in his colorful worker's outfit
felix blockaded on the porch...he didn't like this very much...he would much rather be digging in the dirt
our lovely sign that was donated by jack josti...we had to dig to find it...
filled in and waiting for grass seed
steve and his new toy
steve and his mom worked forever on these annoying bushes/ plants/ whatever they were...tools used included an ax (steve is using in this pic), a saw, a rake, a hoe, and a shovel. carolyn was so excited when they got both of them out.
just dug up some grass so we can plant some tulips and daffodils
grass seed beginning to grow after a week...there are some spotty areas
we will have a nice border of really green grass next to our not so green grass...
...and finally, the finished product of a lot of hard work and many aching muscles. we will be planting lots of veggies in this garden in Spring/ Summer 2008. we still need to put in a gate so felix won't start digging and i need to get a scarecrow in an attempt to keep other critters out.
here are our apple picking pics.
just pick 'em off the tree...cortland's are my favorite