Friday, April 24, 2009

Play Time

DADDY!!! Play with me :)
I fetch!I bring back!I tired......
I like the shade.....All done - thanks!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Spring Workout

After talking about it for many years, we finally are putting in a few gardens!

We decided to till up the otherwise useless hill area behind the house......Great idea in theory...pain in the ass in reality! Though Joe is doing most of the work.
The 2 beds on the hill are about 18 x 6 each. and we intend to fill these up with strawberry plants! Joe's Mom has them ordered for us and we should have them by the end of the month. I won't even tell you how many we ordered......

We also have this area for more traditional plantings: This area is about 10 x 8 and will be perfect for some lettuce, tomatoes and a few other things.

I also finished the planter box I was working on last weekend. We decided that it was indeed a little too high, so we brought it down a little bit, and got the bottom in.
This should be a great little place for all of Joe's herbs!

We went down to the farm on Easter and introduced Gus to the goats. It was a stand-off....

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Project Time!

Project time! It's been a while. A few weeks ago, we came upon these decorative fence posts on clearance. $5 each!
We had been wanting a patio planter ever since Joe started growing herbs last year, so I knew we could put these to good use.

It's pretty basic, but this is what I came up with:
It's 2 feet by 3 feet, and 8 inches deep. I deliberately left the posts at their 4 foot height, thinking it might be good to not have to kneel down to work on the herbs, but after getting it all done, we think we will trim it down a bit.
I good coat of waterproof stain and she's almost set to go! Now it just needs a bottom, some soil and Joe can move his plants from indoors to outdoors!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Team Gus In Training!

Joe, Gus and I signed up for the 2009 Animal Humane Society walk in a few weeks, and decided we better get some training in! After all, it is 5 miles and that's alot for those with short little legs-zuz.

I was off from work, so we took Gus on a training walk around Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis:
He's done this walk a few times now, so he's pretty confident he can handle another 2 miles.

He and Joe kept up a steady pace. Here Gus is saying "C'mon, pokey! Keep up with us!!"
I was busy taking pictures, that's my story for why I fell behind. I offer this up as proof:
Not very often you see a giant Lucy in someone's front yard!

Sunday, April 05, 2009

April Is Stupid!

April 5th and we woke up to 2 inches of snow....
Is that really necessary? I mean...really?

Pretty, yes....
But come on already! Sheesh....