Yesterday was a great day. Where we are "camped" while waiting for the right time to take off is in a grove under lots of tall oaks and dogwood. The area is sandy soil which is only good for growing weeds.
After work yesterday Len came home with his truck bed loaded to the max with beautiful green sod. Immediately we layed the sod in our front yard. I had planted a few flowers last Friday around two trees. So off to WalMart we went and got two bags of mulch. What a beautiful difference grass, flowers and mulch has made to our front yard. I have placed two hanging baskets of petunias on decorative hooks that Len screwed into two trees. There is one more tree on which I would like to place another basket of flowers.
Out our back window I have our Shepherds Hook with two bird seed feeders and a hummingbird feeder. Yes, already we have hummingbirds. The other day we had a scarlet tanager which I do believe is the first time I've seen one. One day last week we had white breasted nuthatches, marsh wrens, red-bellied woodpeckers, blue jays, tufted titmouse, cardinals and downy woodpeckers. Just a short time ago I watched two turkeys walk across the lawn. (Better watch my step today!)
After laying the sod we had 6 addtional rolls. We took them to Terri and Steve. There is an area next to the shop Len built that needs landscaping and grass. Steve and Len layed out our remaining sod. They figure they will need about 1/2 pallet more to complete this area. Len will get it for them once they level down the dirt.
We are so proud of our front yard. Whoever gets this site when we leave might or might not enjoy it, depending on whether they like to mow grass!
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