Happy St. Patrick's Day, everyone! I'm not Irish, but my husband does have Irish heritage.
I plan on making Sheppherd's Pie this weekend...b/c I love him. My ultimate goal is to find a way to make this recipe healthy! (Shhhh don't tell him.....)
What have we been up to lately? Well, let's just say from Friday - Wednesday.....23 hours have been spent getting our back yard set up! In addition to the 23 hours of gardening, I sneaked in 48 hours worth of work in that time, too!
Yep, we've been busy! But now I have Wednesday-Sunday night OFF. Free! So life is good.
So remember when we moved , and our back yard looked dram like this?......
Well, Friday morning -- we woke up and I decided to don my garden gear and we were going to get to work! We headed to the green house & Home Depot and got flowers, vegetables, soil, mulch, the works.
Our flower beds hadn't been TOUCHED in about 2 years (our previous home owners gave up on the back yard when they had kids...according to our land-lord).This is the desert! So the soil is hard enough, that sometimes a jack-hammer would be appropriate to break up the ground! We shoveled and shoveled away breaking out the ground. I picked rocks out the ground...one....by.....one....
This was tedious...needless to say.
But finally I got to plant! I planted, Ryan poured mulch - and life was good! PS - it was like 85 degrees out during this ordeal.
Then, @ 3pm, I decided I should probably come indoors and get hydrated since I had to work that night. Meaning 24+ hours of no sleep. Kind of dumb...but I refuse to let night shit ruin my quality of life!
Well, I got home Saturday morning, and decided to sleep a few hours - and while I slept, Ryan broke up the ground. When I awoke, I went for a nice 5 mile run -- and then spent the rest of the day helping Ryan lay sod!
And here is the results! (There's been more of a long-process to all this...but I'm really lacking the energy to go into depth about this...) So here's pictures!
Grass!!! You wouldn't believe how much time we've spent on this little patch of grass to keep it perfect and hydrated....