Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Weekend Projects

No, he wasn't a project ....but Mr. Hero did say this little guy kept following him around trying to sell him insurance!

Since the first of April ........this has been our weekend project....
A sprinkler system.
Thought we could have it done by May 1st
but we're into June and still working on it.
Mr. Hero and 2 really good friends along with lots of other help have been trying to get the system installed. We had it trenched and in pretty quick then the rains came.
That made it even harder to cover the trenches.We've got about 6 weeks until there is going to be a wedding right down there by the dock.
No, not the wedding I've been telling you about on Wedding Wednesdays but another wedding.
Jessica's sister (Bella's other aunt) and Charlie's best friend are getting married.
They wanted to get married outside.
With about 75 friends.
And a small budget.
Last winter we offered them the lakehouse.
Then we decided to put the sprinkler system in.
So the last 2 Saturdays we called in the big guns...
Francisco and his crew of 4 guys moved and spread about 40 yards of dirt.
Here's Francisco and Mr. Hero putting in a drain and rock and stones for...

My birthday present that Mr. Hero bought me at Canton.
I'm so excited!
I've always wanted a potting station!
Thanks guys!

The drain runs under the flower bed that will
eventually look like a country garden.
See the drain coming out under the stones.
Tootsie I sure could use your help!
(You should see her blog header!)
Anyone else out there with a green thumb and
ideas for a fast garden I'm listening!

Here's the other project we worked on this weekend.

Steps made from railroad ties.
There were only a couple of treacherous stepping stones
coming down the hill from the deck.
Not a good entrance for a bride!
We'll put down the gravel and sod the
hillside this weekend.
Hopefully before it rains again.Sodding and planting...
that's what I'll be doing this coming weekend!

Here's what I was doing this afternoon.

Miss Bella
Day 10

That's not her tutu but a tulle bow from her shower!
It did the trick though!
She wasn't very happy with us
so I didn't get the nekkid baby shot!
I'll try again in a day or two.

My favorite shot of the afternoon!

Blessings from my delighted heart to yours!


Artsy Fartsy said...

Bella is an Angel!! oh my gosh, want the potting station...that little green lizard...we got one in the house last year, about never got him out, everytime my honey grabbed him by the tail it came off! I was dying but we got him out, finally!! Your yard is gorrgeous, Wanted to give you a quick hello!! I am now I am off to work for the day, Have a blessed day!! Tootles, Janna

Anonymous said...

Hiya Patti,
That green lizzard is amazing, how cute that he was so inquizative!
Your yard is just gorgeous, how lucky are the bridal couple to be able to have their wedding in such a beautiful place.
Miss Bella is looking just to cute for words with that pretty ribbon.

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

Oh, Patti! It's going to be so beautiful for the wedding! And Bella is just cracking me up with her attitude and cuteness. ~Mindy

trash talk said...

Good grief! No wonder you have been MIA. I thought you were just busy kissing Bella to come out and play with us (I'm ready for some nekkid photos!)but I see you just never stop. It will all be worth it and I know the wedding will be FAB U LOUS!
Don't worry about doing a tag list...I just wanted to show off my fantastic reading list to everyone and be famous through association!

The Vintage Housewife... said...

hello sweet delighted heart...what a wonderful blog i felt so much granny pride and love looking at miss bella...oooh and that potting station...envy! your property is gor-guss!!!!!! thank you for swingin by my place blessings cat

donna baker said...

Those little lizards are very inquisitive. My cats bring in different kinds daily not to mention the field rats, frogs and birds. You won't want to get your potting station dirty. Zinnias grow like crazy and reseed every year. Don't plant lantana as they grow huge. I had to rip out one this spring that was 4-5' in diameter. Bella is so pretty.

Frippery said...

Pretty baby, cutie lizard, busy people, great husband and wonderful potting bench. Your life is indeed full. Can't wait to see the results of your labors on the garden. Hugs, Pam

Anonymous said...

Love it. I am a sucker for a Tutu girl.
Jenn - the other Bella Mom. :)

Tootsie said...

my email is gduchak@shaw.ca if you need ideas...I am loaded with them..lol it looks great so far..I love the retaining wall...do you plan to put a small table and two chairs or something there? or do you plan to make it all plants?
if you email me...make the subject line say something about tootsie..or my junk mail will block it! lol

sparkled*life said...

If your new potting station comes up missing I don't know what to tell you other than it is here at my house and it is very happy! LOL

Love you Patti Cakes!

LillySue said...

beautiful babies, wedding scoops, cute critters and the potting bench of my dreams....do I actually need to visit any other blogs today???