up to stuff, spring edition..

It’s yard-planning season at mi casa. Collecting ideas, sketching and sitting right in the middle of the backyard gazing into the distance in deep-thought {when it’s not raining}. That’s what I’m up to right now.

And I reeeeeallly want to post on it, an actual plan and pictures and stuff, but I just don’t know how to even begin to shape a real plan yet. I’m dizzy with ideas. I’m exhausted just thinking about all the digging. All I know is, we have got a LONG way to go and we do have a priority list for this spring//summer. Wanna see it? Sure ya do.


  • Plant a garden {we already built the raised garden boxes and I’ve purchased everything required to get my little seedlings growing. This week’s projects include staining the wood boxes and getting those starters going!}
  • Build a shed. We put in the shed pad last spring. Something like this, perhaps?

  • Build a compost bin.
  • Build a fence around the garden to keep the puppy out and to maximize cuteness.
  • Put in drip irrigation in the garden area.
  • Plant several more trees {we already planted 12 last spring and fall, but many are dwarf and most are in the front yard. The back yard needs the shade and height now}
  • Paint the deck.
  • Get some new outdoor lighting.


  • Build deck out to make it larger.
  • Put in a decorative/herb garden along the back of the house.
  • Install a stone path from the deck to the side gate.
  • Paint garage doors.

We are into outdoor entertaining and didn’t get much of a chance to do that last year, so I’m really excited to force my black bean burgers on more of our friends and family this summer. (: What’s everyone got planned for the springtime?


2 thoughts on “up to stuff, spring edition..”

  1. We’re aiming to do a lot of similar things this year – our fence needs replaced, we want to put in raised beds and I’ve got to set up the compost bin. I took a break from growing my own veggies last year and missed it SO MUCH, so I’m really hoping to return to that this year.

    1. Yay! Yes, same here, since we’d just moved into the new house. All I had was a tiny potted jalepeno plant! 😦 I’m really excited to have a garden again and this one will be way bigger. I hope I can keep up with it.

      Best of luck to ya on the garden adventures!

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