Garden party

Did I mention it's SPRING? I mean, it has been for a while, but it's finally feeling like it. Figured it's time to rip the fug out of the backyard and make it cute. I feel like I should have maybe done this a month ago or something, but better late than never.

I'm not sure why someone thought it was a good idea to bridge two rock-bordered patches with a singular plank of wood. Or why they balanced it with the iconic Portuguese element of scalloped brick edging on the opposite side. The only thing we know for sure is, it looked like shit.

So my awesome mom with the epic green thumb came out with rocks from Rockwood (extra-rocky rocks!!!) and we ripped out that garbage. I put a curb alert on Craigslist for the brick edging and had like 10 people respond in the first two hours BEGGING me to set the pieces aside for them. Sorry my babies, first come, first scoop. They were gone in no time.

I can't wait till the grass seed starts filling in the yard. We'll do some serious planting soon, but obviously already it looks so much ridiculously better than this jungle last fall:


My mom has this weed puller device that yanks out dandelions and their entire roots, which are surprisingly huge. This weed puller is fun to use and looks kind of like a machine gun, so Bettie and I took turns with it and making cool sound effects. We're so talented sometimes.

At one point, I was digging in the dirt and everyone else was taking a beer break, and suddenly I heard a collective "WHAAAAT!" I turned around to see a rat (yes, like, a real rat) staggering past me on its way to certain death via poison, evidently. It was sad! I mean, I don't think I would like it if a rat that wasn't a pet was in my house, but was sad to see someone had gotten all Jenner on his ass.

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