At the end of last summer we started the daunting task of landscaping in our yard. When you have a blank canvas, it can seem VERY overwhelming on where to start, but slowly we did. Jay did some of the big landscaping tasks 2 summers ago when he brought the tractor and skid steer over to level out some spots and he also did the retaining wall last year. We planted our first cotoneaster hedge last year and two lilac trees and they survived! At the very end of summer Jay planted two weeping birch trees in our main yard and one survived, one didn’t.
I got my garden planted and we decided to extend the grass that we cut below the garden and we made the garden bigger this year too.
I have a very boy mom yard that will be scattered with yellow digger toys for many many years to come!
This little lilac is growing really well! It’s only about two feet tall right now and I’ve been pushing myself to take lots of pictures of our “bare” yard now so I can look back and remember how far we’ve come in 5, 10, 15 years! The little tree even bloomed this year!
Hopefully these trees continue to survive!
We planted this crabapple tree for Dad this year. Not because he was a crabapple, but because of it’s beautiful pink blossoms…I really wanted a pink tree!
We look forward to spending lots of time outside in the summer and organizing big family ball games in the yard!
The husky sure loves sunning herself. Why when she has a fur coat? I’ll never know!
Jay and our friend Travis also planted our shelter belt trees this year. We have 150 caraganas and 50 Colorado spruce trees in this L shape in the northwest corner of our land. We also scattered some spruce trees on our hill and in the pasture area and hope they’ll survive. Jay’s sister had some poplars leftover so we planted a row of 10 poplars…but each of us has already mowed a tree over when cutting grass…oops!
Then Jay planted 10 American elms in our yard and our cotoneaster hedge in the front of our main yard. I’m so excited to see how this all develops!
Here is an aerial view of our home and acreage taken last summer. I would love to have one every 5 years or so!