Monday, May 12, 2014

Good Morning to Sunshine! Yay!

Mother's Day was glorious! Sun and blue sky and it hit 70!  

Today it looks like it will even be warmer, and "mostly sunny" in our area.  I'm stoked.  I am able to sit out at one end of the back yard on the concrete garden seat and toss the ball to the other end of the new grassed in yard! :o)  

The doggie is thrilled again to have a place to run, AND no rain.  Me, too, as cleaning up the dirt and mud is never ending.  Now with grass the mud and dirt are at a minimum!

This is the original side yard.

First I had a fence built on top of a wall and brought up the level a bit…still mulch, though. Wasn't finished across the front part off in the distance.

Then I added grass and took out some plants that kept getting mildew from too much shade. Brought the level up about another foot at this end which was lower..

Across the back fence there were three planters.  That's where the ball kept landing when I would toss it for Maggie!

Now no planters, the blue berry bushes transplanted toward this end of the yard where the garden started….deck on the right which was at one time dirt and slate.

Added the concrete seat at this end of the yard so I can toss the ball to the side yard…and sit on my duff doing it!

And now Maggie doesn't have to leap tall buildings in a single bound when she chases after the ball! She is happy and I am ecstatic!

Now for crochet….I finished my slippers a few weeks back and forgot to post.  These are super comfy, super warm, and I can walk on the damp grass and not get my feet wet if it is a quick dash.  Made with double yarn, and then two layers of soles.  Make for a cushy step!

These are adult Mary Jane Skimmers by Sylvia Schuchardt at, and on Ravelry. I used Vanna's Choice in Cambridge so the dirt would not show so much.


  1. Your yard looks so inviting. It looks like a place to just relax and enjoy. I made a pair of those slippers for myself only I must have used the wrong kind of yarn..they are slippery and I slide across the wood floors..

    1. Thanks! It is nice, and the dog seems to like to be out there a lot now. On the slippers, I used VC…I also have wood floors but don't slide. I bet you keep your floors cleaner than I have! Now that I don't have the mud I can keep them cleaner longer. There are products for the bottom that help if you want.

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    1. Thanks, Paula! Such a relief now to have thick grass and no mud!