Wednesday, June 8, 2016
out in the yard....
They say double digits by Saturday today was Wednesday...so I jumped out of bed to get started on my decking...if you recall my son helped me rip the old decking off...and I've been doing a little here and there in bracing up the framing so it would be stronger but that's about it..this was taken a while back my "before" shot..
It is not just the decking that needs to be taken care of the awning has to be painted, and the light, and the storm door, I plan to remove that old brick plant bed on the far right under the window...eventually!! And the azaleas are overgrown.
The deck posts were very weathered on the top 1/2 so I made the decision to paint them! (paint I had on hand) And these pricey little copper toppers will help to preserve the posts I hope. This is the only one I purchased I wanted to be sure I could use them and I like it.
And here is a start on the decking...
I have to get to Lowes tomorrow for more boards! Next spring maybe I will be concentrating on the lawn and getting the flower beds back up in the neglected yard... and getting the trees in shape..
I have planted a few annuals to at least make this one bed look some better...and look what I did with my sons old bowling balls..HAHA...I Like it! He said .........whaaaaattttttttttttttttt?
I recently found one of my X's golf balls in the edge of the woods Im gonna glue it on top of the short bowling ball,,,haha ModArt. whadda ya think??
Now it looks like pewter...something from outer space..I had some buckets in the barn that had holes in the bottom...so I made planters
The fern is a 3rd generation of the fern shown below...... so this is a grandson...and this is WHY I have not reset this fern it has the potential to become a giant..and where would I put it then? It used to live in the porch sunroom, but it outgrew the sunroom, and it passed away in 2011....so happy I had started another one and my sister has a brother too!!
me with the grand daddy fern in 2005
and finally I've been drying some Oregano from the garden...
Plan to send some to a friend who lives in CO she will like this little card Im sending along as she is a retired art teacher!
.... that's my week so far, I'll be sure to post some "After" photos of the deck when its complete, it may be a while!!
Eleanor Roosevelt: You must do the thing you think you can not.