This is a large part of our front yard. We still have a lot of snow in our yard with some frozen ground splattered here and there. On one side of the house, it still is way more snow than ground as we have a lot of woods on that side of the house.
Saturday I really wanted to work on the yard and Hubby was willing to help me. However the weather was not very conducive to spring clean up, so I wore 3 layers (shirt, sweatshirt, flannel coat) ear muffs, two layers of gloves (winter gloves with garden gloves over that) and out I went! Hubby wore a long sleeved tee shirt, no gloves, coat, sweatshirt or anything else, and out he went!
YUP, we found that the section of yard right up against the house was the most thawed out so we worked there. Plus, the sun was shinning on us which help add to the delusion that it was warmer than it really was. In fact we were frozen and that was the inspiration to work faster and "get it done".
After cleaning out the leaves and winter weeds we covered the area between the house and the walkway with a combination of pea gravel and stones. Hubby carried the bags of rocks over and I spread them out covering the plants that have already come up. The front yard hose will go next to the window, where you see the hose cover. Since it is still well below freezing at night, we don't want to take out the hoses or turn on the outside water just yet.
We went shopping and took off a few layers because we would be in the car and then inside the store however, the store was cold and we were frozen by time we got out of there. Back inside the car we headed over to Dunkin Donuts for HOT coffee and then back to work. There are a lot of Dunkin Donuts shops around here and I think Hubby knows where every one is located. A talent that I love!!!
Hubby hopes to get out the chainsaw and take down some trees in the front, perhaps that will bring in more sunshine and help melt the snow and warm up the ground. I'm hoping that it's warmer and that I don't have to blog about our trip to the emergency room!
Sunday we had a great morning worhip service. Later, I did some laundry, and then the much needed nap (oh why did I give my parents such a hard time over naps when I was little!) and then we finished off the weekend with a great small group meeting.
I hope that you too had a nice weekend and that it was warm enough to enjoy being out there.