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Monday, April 28, 2008

Four years ago...







Four years ago this summer that was our yard. We bought this house knowing what we were walking into. We are the second family to own this house. The gentleman before us was an avid collector of military items. Sort of a local legend to all the older neighbors. Shortly after we moved in we received notice to clean up our yard or we'd be fined. Ever since we cleaned up we still receive thank you's and stories regarding our house.





Four years of hard work and we no longer are stepping on ancient rusty nails that don't belong to us. Now if only we could get the landlord next to us to enjoy the same pride of a clean yard.

9 comments:

Stephanie Frieze said...

Thanks for the make-over pictures, Donna. Is this your backyard?

Stephanie Frieze said...
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Donna said...

It is my backyard.

JosephMcG said...

Wonderful work, Donna, and great before and after pictures

Joseph

Stephanie Frieze said...

What is the sweet little building at the back of the property?

Donna said...

The front half of it is about 6 ft deep and it will house my two parrots and future birds in the spring and summer. It just needs to be painted in the inside and it will be done. It would also make a good studio for others if we ever sell.

Donna said...

Oh yeah, the back half is for lawn tools, firewood, and pellets.

Kim Thompson said...

Wow! I admire what you did here. Very cool! If you do ever sell the "studio" marketing idea would be terrific.

Lorraine Hart said...

Nice work Donna!

When we moved into the Aerie, the garden was hidden under tall grass, weeds and brambles. Under all that was an absolutely magical garden.

It's worth the work...and the best teaching is by example, eh?