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Thursday, June 30, 2011

landscape helper

Keller was my assistant landscaper the past few days. She helped me convert the front entryway that was empty and loney-looking to a welcoming hosta garden. It's something I've been wanting to do since we moved in, and Dave didn't know I was up to it, so it was a bit of a surprise for him too (and free with the free hostas!) She was such a good helper! Here's a before and after.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

How Keller and I roll after a long day's work

Homework caught up on and submitted. Grass cut. Rocks picked up for fire pit. Weed whacked. Keller to dog park. Last of the veggies and annuals planted. Now, we relax with fine grilled leftovers...veggies, vegan hot dogs, and marinated tofu. And stare at the manicured lawn that'll only need more work in a week, or less, the way the weather is going...

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Safety First

Keller on the assist for updating our way out-of-date fire alarms. Yes, they were hard-wired, but they didn't have battery back-up, nor were they able to detect carbon monoxide. Dave went and bought new ones so now we can sleep soundly at night. :) Or maybe not. Did you know that smoke alarms are radioactive???

Check out those sexy floors! Soon-to-be hardwood. But for now, plywood.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Bombs away

Guess who I caught running in my garden today (here's the week 1 picture)....this little Keller puppy!

She found the gap in the fencing around the garden that Dave put up....bolted right after something and right on top of my sweet potatoes and rows of cucumbers and eggplant, across to the tomatoes, and bombarded the pumpkins while harassing the peppers. But how can you not love her. I mean, after she's done assaulting the assailant that wasn't there in the first place. If it would have been the rabbit that's been munching away on my plants, I would have just let her at it, though....