Monday, December 9, 2013

Weeds in December and Our Early Christmas Present

While the rest of the country is caked in ice we are weeding the garden.
It rained so much this summer we gave up trying to keep up with them.  Faced with family coming and a new septic drain field being installed we decided it was time to tackle the front garden.

The temperatures were in the high 80's and we drank gallons of water.
Weeds as high as the palm fronds
Making progress.
That rock was totally hidden.

My gardening buddy! 
Not his idea of a good time!
Cleared of most of the weeds.

Today the drain field!
These young men  make nice lawn ornaments .... don't you agree?

Wish the grandsons could have seen the big yellow digger~
We have a lot of work ahead of us.  It's okay after almost a year of having to watch every drop of water that goes down our drains and having to empty the washing machine hose out into the backyard with every load of laundry (thanks Skip) having a new septic drain field is the best Christmas gift we could give each other!
I don't have to wrap this one either!
Thanks be to God we have this chance to fix our home and be good stewards of our garden.


Araignee said...

That is just amazing to see how different the weather is where you are. It doesn't seem that Florida is that far away on the map but from those photos you could be on another planet.
I agree with you about the lawn ornaments. There is nothing prettier than a handy man. Give me a guy in a tool belt anytime!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Oh, I would want one day of that sunshine and warmth but the snow this time of year is a must for me for Christmas.....