Saturday, May 11, 2013

Doing Something Right?

It's so exciting to see the development of our yard. When we moved in, it was just a barren weeded lot with a tree out front. One by one, we've brought in young trees and moved fences, and pulled out vines along our property line, and planted plants.

As the property has morphed, we've started to see an increase in wildlife.

River Otter
Red Tailed Hawk
Spider (sunbathing in the pool)
Recently, we've seen an increase in wildlife - I only wish I had a camera ready to go more often! Sam saw turkeys one afternoon. A few nights ago, we had three deer running across the yard. And since spring is in full bloom, we have seen an emergence of all kinds of birds including: cardinals, wrens, mockingbirds, mourning doves, ground doves, woodpeckers, crows, ravens, guinea hens, and more.

It's nice to know that we are creating a landscape that is nice to look at, but also welcoming so much of nature.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Raised Vegetable Garden

Finally... I know...

It's been a while since my last update.

Sam and I created our raised bed vegetable garden using old 4X4s instead of tossing them to the curb! Think it turned out pretty nice - what do you think?!