Thursday, August 2, 2012

Around the Yard....

Following up to my Around the House post, we've also done some work around the yard.  Here's what we've been up to....

We've been cutting down a lot of trees and I wanted to use some to make some bird feeders and bird houses.  We made a pedestal bird feeder for our back yard on Sunday.  Rosa seems to approve.

Here's a close up of the top part.  I screwed the logs to an old piece of wood I found in the garage and then nailed it into the post.  The birds found it yesterday afternoon and have been loving it so far.  I've already seen 4 cardinals at it.

Our yard was professionally landscaped.....10 years ago.  Since then the people that owned our house moved and never looked back.  The yard (and the house) had been sitting empty for about 5 years.  Needless to say the yard is crazy, but the more we uncover the more we can see that it used to be really nice.  We also find some interesting this.  What is it?  Who knows?  We think it's a bird bath...or a plant stand....or some sort of gazing ball stand....or some sort of Indian relic that's going to make us rich.  Probably not.

We've cut down a on of trees, so there's stuff laying everywhere.  We've got to get our hands on a wood chipper before our yard becomes one giant brush pile.  The red chairs are our fire pit which is now covered in fallen trees.

I was also able to transplant some stuff this weekend.  We have a ton of lamb's ear everywhere.  I'm not sure if it does well in pots, but I dug some up to see.  This little guy is next to our front door.  KB's hunting boots seem to be a fixture there too.

I also tried to make a planter of "native plants".  We have tons of pine trees around our house and there are all these cool little plants growing under them.  I originally had lettuce planted in this box, but it never did much, so I decided to try some of the pine under growth in here.  So far it doesn't really look like the plants are liking it too much.  We'll see what happens.  There is lamb's ear, a hosta and some sort of ground cover type plant in there.  You can also see KB's tarp in the background (we found that in the yard too).  We're planning on making it into a green house.

Stay tuned for more updates......including a chicken coop hopefully coming soon.


  1. looks like you've been really busy! love all the things you're doing.

  2. Oooh fun post! I love to see backyards. Jealous of how big yours is. And the Indian relic is fabulous. How fun to uncover little odd finds.


  3. Looks like you have been really busy! Looking good. xo

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