So we haven't said much about the house part of this blog in a while. We finished a major project last fall that involved the destruction and recreation of the end bit of the house (remember that old, poorly built porch - and the stairs). This also required the whole house to be re-plumbed, and the two bathrooms to be rebuilt. After all that (there will be pics following), the backyard is finally starting to look like a back yard. Here it is before:
Notice: there is actual grass growing on much of the yard! This is a huge step up: the green things in the before pic are primarily dandelion sprouts.