When we started our addition 3 years ago, we had a fairly nice backyard. Nothing too special. We had a used swing set, a small garden space for veggies along with a few other small gardens and a nice green lawn. A couple of days before Owain was born we broke ground and had an excavator in our tiny backyard digging for the foundation. The yard turned into a torn up, muddy, hard clay mess. The kids loved the mounds of dirt and the pit the dirt came from, but I was not a fan of the red clay getting dragged through the house and staining their clothes. The laundry room had a thin layer of clay dust for months, not fun!
Last year we started a full backyard makeover on Mother’s Day weekend and worked on it on and off throughout the summer but never got it finished. Does that surprise you? I am not surprised. Last month during all the rain, we planted some grass and a few weeks ago we started cleaning up the yard and gardens again. I have a ton of seedlings that need a good home in the ground! I love spending Mother’s Day working outside and spending time with the family and we got so much done last weekend!
We are close to finishing it up for now, getting the seeds in the ground needs to get done ASAP so we can have some tasty veggies this summer. We are not quite done yet, so I don’t have any current photos, but I do have photos of the mess that our yard was last year. Ack! It was one crazy mess!