Monday, May 6, 2013

Progress

Wow, what a weekend! It was summer here in the Pacific Northwest, actually, this weekend would qualify as summer 'anywhere' in the U.S. It was in the 80's in Seattle and will be today also. The Mister and I took full advantage and worked like mad around the yard and garden.



I finally conquered the garden mess (see before here) it was a lot of work putting the ground fabric all down and then the straw over that.  Can anyone tell me how straw can creep into a bra and underwear?


 Friday, I asked hubby if he could make a gate for me out of all found things...nothing purchased.  He rose to the occasion and came up with this, even adding the extra 'chicken' protection at the bottom.  Thanks honey!



I did take a bit of time away from the garden and straw to plant up this pot with the Gerbera daisy that Miss E., my neighbor from across the road, gave me for my birthday.  It will please her to see it center stage in the pot.




All in all, it was one of the most productive weekends that we have had in a long time.  Even the 'girls' approve of the progress.

How was your weekend, did you have projects or perhaps some much needed R&R?

I am packing up once again and will be spending the week at City House.  It will be a Mother's Day Week, spending time with my kids, grand kids and a special day with my Mom.

I might take a bit of a blogging break this week but will visit you all as I can.

Have a wonderful week, my friends.  xo



17 comments:

Red Gate Farm said...

I did BOTH! Worked two days "outside" and spent Saturday in Seattle for a girl day with my daughter... AND we even went to a nursery (Molbaks). It was a great way to spend such a beautiful spring day!

~Chris

Lap Dog Knits said...

I see your pictures and feel a tug on my heart....

I was born in the Pacific Northwest (Seattle) but left long before my age could tell me where I lived, the mountains, the rain, the air...but I think perhaps I took it with me in my soul..

I don't belong here in Southern California, of that I'm sure...

so I seach, on the internet, through others blogs..real estate ads...when the rain comes as it did this morning,,,it feels "right"..peaceful to me..

I love your garden and you'll never know how much I'd enjoy sitting there taking in every detail of this space

Alison said...

Wasn't it wonderful? I spent hours and hours out in the garden. It looks like you and the Mr. got such a lot done. He seems like a handy guy, what a treasure!

Lola Nova said...

Wasn't it glorious this weekend! What an accomplishment, you two really got a lot done. We worked in the yard as well with a little time out to spend some family time at the Cinco de Mayo festival on the waterfront. PG had her first cotton candy and declared it delicious!
Have a wonderful time with your family and a very happy mother's day to you! xo

Paula said...

Wow! Quite a difference! Good work. I am waiting for it to clear up a little (tomorrow it is supposed to be clear and warm(er). I will tackle the perennial bed and plant my strawberry starts in containers.

I am going to try planting vegetables in Earth Garden containers this year. We'll see what happens!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Looks like your garden is coming along nicely and the daisy is a gorgeous color! I'm hoping some of that warm weather makes it way easy:@)

fancynancyjane said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
fancynancyjane said...

You certainly did get a lot done. It looks like you will have a big area. We have yet to decide what we will plant.

wendy said...

you have been busy busy busy. But it is looking good.

koralee said...

It has been lovely hasn't it...your place is so darling..enjoy the weather ...today is going to be another lovely day. xo

Annmarie Pipa said...

good for you!!! We have "big" plans to get work done this weekend....
enjoy your time with your family!!!

vintage grey said...

So glad you had such a wonderful weekend out in your garden!! The girls look happy indeed!! Wishing you a beautiful week and Happy Mother's Day! xo Heather

Linda Primmer said...

We sisters have to stick together. Sherri, thank you so much for your loving support. Chemo is the pits. I will wait to see what my doctor recommends. I know she did mention the same chemo I had last time. It is the best for ovarian cancer. You are a strong and brave woman. Love Spring! Your garden is great and the girls do look happy. Our garden is all set up now. I will try to do a post on it. It is so cute. Hugs, Linda

Vintage Home said...

Happiest of Mothers Day Week! Glad you will be with your kids & mom!
You sure got a lot done outside, love love love the gate!. We finally, as you did, had good weather, and it is still here!
Spent time in the garden, coffee with friends outside till 9 at night!
Have lots to be thankful for!
Thanks for dropping by & your sweet comment!

Lindsay Jewell said...

Summer indeed! I wish I'd planted Potatoes back when I was planting radishes, haha. I hope you and yours have a happy Mother's Day. :)

sweetpea family said...

We spent hours in the garden but not as productive as you x

Kami said...

I'm impressed with Pa's repurposing skills! And I love the pink daisy - so pretty in spring.