Saturday after cleaning house most of the day this is what I got to do.
Isn't he just a little doll? Jill brought the boys out to visit and so I actually got out of digging in the dirt for a day. It was so hot outside that I was happy to be inside being Grandma.
But then Sunday came. Here is how I spent my hot, hot day. I dug rock solid dirt down about ten inches out of this flower bed. Nothing had been done for years and years because it was so hard. I actually had to take a pick axe to part of it closest to the house. Then came wheel barrow after wheel barrow of dirt to be hauled away. I thought it would never end.
Now the base is dug down and this next weekend I will be putting in good soil and amendments. We (and I say this loosely) will be replacing the borders and haven't quite decided what to use yet. Wood just rots but stone is so expensive. But in the mean time I will be planting the flowers and trimming back the rose bushes that are already there. Oh my aching back.