Weather here in Montana was b.e.a.utiful this weekend. On Saturday, we made had a bathroom shopping spree at Home Depot, spurred by a 10% off coupon and a great need for a tub.
That was Saturday morning. Saturday afternoon we went up to the new house. Ben wan’t in the mood to work on the bathroom, so he and Handy Sammy capitalized on the sunny day, working on cleaning up the yard. Year(s) of neglect made the landscaping a hot mess.
Cleaning up loads of weeds and several dead plants. And oodles of pine needles.
I know they hauled at least two pick up truck fulls of pine needles and such from the side yard, right here off the deck.
This little area was also a house plant graveyard. Anything that died got tossed out here, sometimes in the planters, sometimes not. A helpless duck planter (shown above) was an innocent victim of plant and planter tossing.
While we were over there, I asked Ben to cut down a scraggly tree and old stump.
He easily cut down the little Russian Olive tree. The stump was rotten, so a several strong kicks and it fell apart.
After that, we called it a day and headed to the other house for dinner and a shower. On Sunday, Ben started bathroom work while Handy Sammy got friendly with our weed whacker. He asked what he could do, so we asked him to cut down the weed covered hillside.
Now we can see the yard. And all the things we’ll have to do to get it looking nice.
We’re certainly no where near a nicely landscaped yard, but it’s one small step in the right direction. Also, we met several of our new neighbors this weekend. I think they were all very happy to see we’re cleaning it up, lessening the eye sore the previous owner left behind.