What has everyone been doing this Summer? Have you gone away, done some do it yourself projects or?
I've added more pictures that you can see HERE
Here's what we've been doing...
As the weather can be inconsistent here on the westcoast of Canada in beautiful Vancouver, BC my hubby and I (mostly my hubby I admit it) have been working on our yard. Being so busy we never have enough time it seems to get the yard the way we want it or sometimes to even do the upkeep. Every Summer we seem to do a major clean up of things have accumulated, trim bushes and trees and all that fun stuff. We live across the street from a forest and are also near a watershed so the pine needles surrounding us wreak havoc on the yard and garden although the trees themselves are lovely to look at.
So far in the last 2 weeks my hubby and a few friends have re-graveled an entire driveway, pulled up the whole front part of our front yard, laid down new landscape paper and shovelled new bark mulch on top of it. This was no small task these guys worked hard pushing wheelbarrows of this stuff and then shovelling it all. We would have loved to pay someone of course but can't afford that however it's nice to see the fruits of their labour. I weeded the gardens and made my own hanging baskets from wood baskets left over from previous years a less expensive way to do things.
I wish I had taken some before pictures but I thought I'd share the pictures of what has been done so far and you can see a bit of the "scenery" here in beautiful British Columbia 🙂 This is the first year for us in 5 years that we haven't travelled anywhere so we've been productive.
So I'd love to hear what has everyone else been doing this Summer?