This weekend Kevin and I did our part to rid the state of the last two Bushes standing… no, not the presidential kind. The front-yard-behemoth kind. When we first bought the Little House, it was an overgrown hot mess.
Earlier this spring we put the bushes on Craigslist. If someone was willing to come dig them up, they could have every bush on the property. For free. We thought it was a long shot, but turns out, free bushes are in hot demand. We were able to get rid of nearly all our bushes this way.
Since then, we’ve put off going any further in the front yard. When my parents called last week to let us know they were coming to visit and bringing us plants from their greenhouse though, we finally got our rears in gear. We dug up the last two bushes and raked two years worth of live oak leaves out of the flower beds.
We’re still a little scraggly (I snapped this pic on the way out the door to work this morning, so ignore the paper in the yard), but we have plans to powerwash the house and sidewalk, over seed the yard, and maybe trim/cut down the tree by the porch. It’s pretty, but it blocks the view of the house and makes our dining room (the middle two windows) even darker. We’re still up in the air on it.
We did find this guy while we were pulling ivy out of the planter under the kitchen window. He was HUGE! His shell was as big as a fifty cent piece and he was as long as my thumb. Isn’t he cool?
How was your weekend? Do anything fun and exciting? Kevin and I went to a concert (Jerrod Neimann/Chris Young/Miranda Lambert… we’re country people) on Saturday night that was awesome!!