The backyard, looking towards the house.
It’s a bit of a jungle out there. You can see the lilac monster that’s bigger than our house now. See the purple pointy bits to the right of the house? Yup, one of the lilac monsters. With a crazy apple tree next to it. Our yard is… interesting. Oh, see that ladder by our back patio door? A bird made a nest on the floodlight there, so we’ve watched the mama bird with her eggs, the eggs hatch, the babies grow, and grow some more. Science right outside our door, so cool.
The wood pile to be chipped. It’s all bark from the firewood and then random bits of wood from the yard or whatever.
Baby cherries! Finally! I got the row of fruit trees in back in 2010, so I’ve been anxiously waiting for something to happen.
Grape vine. We’re working on plans for a real trellis/pergola for this bad boy. A hammock may be involved.
Um, yeah. Unmowed grass (well, mostly dandelions now, with a little bit of grass in there for kicks). Lots of weeds.
The poor raspberry patch It hasn’t been weeded or mulched in years. Years. It’s a little rough.
Raspberries from the other side, by the wood rack. I’m planning to mulch it to death here along the walkway, too.
After several hours of digging and weeding and replanting, I made some progress.
And here’s a pot of little baby raspberries to give away to friends. Because I need to thin the herd so to speak.
Rhubarb monster. Need to figure out what I’m doing with this sucker.
The strawberry and garlic bed. There’s a bunch of little weeds in there again, and the garlic (well, two of the varieties) took off like gangbusters. So even if you forget to plant it in October, there is hope.