this yard of ours

January 13, 2014


gardening new year's evegardening new year's evegardening new year's evegardening new year's evegardening new year's evegardening new year's evegardening new year's evegardening new year's evegardening new year's eveWe honestly have never ending backyard projects going on. We make mistakes, learn from them, and have to try something else out. Ben’s been working on building another garden bed and we’re going to be doing a switch-a-roo and switch the placement of our fruit trees and our veggie garden. Then, there’s this big plot of dirt we have on the side of the house that I can’t exactly decide what I want just yet. Seriously, the outside project list never ends.

As much as I complain that we really don’t get much of a cozy winter her in SoCal (I’m a cold weather gal!), it is a perk to still be able to garden and be able to play outside in the winter. This particular day, actually New Year’s eve, we all just hung out outside. I was watching Ben work (and helped him here and there), the girls were playing (and fighting), and it was just kind of slow paced and nice. We didn’t get around to planting a winter garden this year, but our citrus trees do have some pretty fruit on it; Ben’s had one of the tangerines and he said it was so juicy and sweet!

Making decisions for the backyard honestly stress me out. I have my garden pinterest board that I always look through, and one minute I know what I want to do in an area, then I change my mind the next minute. I wish I had the brain of a landscape architect to help us with some decisions. Ben is already talking about completely redoing the front yard to put an edible garden there too, but I’m telling give me a couple more years for that, my brain can only take so much! HA!

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