Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Our Yard in Fall

Darren takes great pride in our yard and has spent the last 4 years planning and planting and weeding and obsessing over the yard. We are proud to say that we had the only green grass in our neighborhood this summer during our extremely dry summer-- thanks to the sprinkler system we had installed last fall. For those of you thinking we were wasteful of a precious resource, NY doesn't suffer from drought--we have plenty of water here. It just didn't rain for about 6 weeks, and very few people here have sprinkler systems.

This is our new Autumn Blaze Maple tree. It was the reddest tree on the street. This was our first year to have leaves on the ground--granted there weren't many, but it was enough for Bea to feel the need to go out and rake leaves!

Darren and Noah mowed every 3-4 days. Noah even had a summer job mowing for our friends, Scott and April. He mowed their yard for $2 and time on their XBOX 360. He couldn't have been happier about his job.

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laurak October 24, 2007 at 5:05 PM  

Beautiful! I love that maple tree. I'm so excited to see all the changes you've made since we were last there.

Holmes Family October 24, 2007 at 9:59 PM  

You've outed us as cheapskates and abusers of child labor laws. Now we'll have to start paying him a "living wage".

Grandpa,  October 25, 2007 at 11:26 PM  

Good looking yard.
I could send you pictures of my mustard green, spinach and swiss chard, but you would be envious and your friends would think you have a country background. If that was not enough evidence, I would send a picture of the rooster crowing on the porch railing

d&lpulley,  October 26, 2007 at 10:30 AM  

Hi Deborah, Love your blog, I am so glad you did this! Your yard is beautiful. I love the maple as well!

Mary October 27, 2007 at 10:36 AM  

I too love your blog Deborah. I am really glad you decided to do this. You have done a wonderful job!