Thursday, June 21, 2012

Men at Work

Recently we've been working hard in our backyard landscaping areas where the grass would not grow.   We added stone curbing to round out these areas and planted hostas and impatiens.  Other areas were filled in with pea gravel (the canine critters think it's pee gravel) so the dogs would have a place to get to the yard without walking on the flowers (I hope they are listening).  The dogs seem to think they need to water these hostas.  When I get on to them they look at me like, "You've left us very little grass lady so get used to it!"

This is my supervisor chair where I can keep an eye on the guys while they work and the dogs.

Come on boys, lets get with it.

Are you talking to me?

That t-shirt is great advertising for the Dari-B. It was established the same year my hubby and I were born. There are always long lines of people waiting to order their ice cream on hot summer days.  I might have to paint it sometime.

Make sure you measure twice and cut once bub....

Am I annoying you honey?  Honey....

I can't believe I got this job!  Last year a few of the deck floor boards got replaced and they were now grey.  I washed them with a mixture of Dawn dish soap, white vinegar, and liquid OxiClean.  I scrubbed with a brush on my hands and knees.  See the difference between the boards in the center and the ones at the bottom right.

Boys can you get me some tea?


  1. Love when I get things done so I know that youre happy! I love the color of the Adirondacks on your deck!

  2. That looks like a lot of hard work going on! You deserve some tea :-)

  3. You slave driver! They look as if they're doing good work. You will show us once it's done, right?

  4. It's going to be wonderful. I've been eliminating my lawn at the back as well, not with pee gravel, cats don't get that. I just don't want to cut the grass anymore. I'm having a cup of tea in your honor.

  5. Cathie, you are too funny!!! I love the little hosta corner in your yard-it looks marvelous! Enjoy your "new" yard!!

  6. Wow, looks like a lot of hard work. Isn't it wonderful when things like that get done around the house. Enjoy your tea!


  7. Catherine what a fabulous blog you have ..and your Back Yard is so beautiful ..I hear you about those dogs though .. We're trying to get our yard greened back up again after our last 2 elderly dogs and their meds burned it.

    Enjoy your summer on that beautiful deck !

    And thanks for the purchase and the lovely feedback !

    Blessings ..Sara

  8. Catherine ... feel free to share any of them in a blog post all means. The Biscuits and Gravy towel is definitely the biggest seller there must be alot of us that hold them in high esteem .. LOL !

    have a Lovely evening !



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