We’re planning on starting a garden next Spring, so we had to dig up the grass in a section of the property because there wasn’t any garden from when the last owners lived here.
We decided to tackle the huuuuuge task this fall so that we’ll have a nice level area to make a skating rink for this Winter and then in the Spring, we can get right to work planting.
It’s really just a dirt rectangle right now, but we have plans for a white picket fence around it with gates on either end and berries planted all around. Maybe next year. Maybe.
Lucky for us the old owners left behind a whole bunch of amazing garden tools for us, which made the job really fun.
A rusty old red wheelbarrow. You know getting to use something as cool as this would make even the most reluctant gardener at least a little tempted to get to work.
I actually used a pitch fork! For something other than just posing for funny pictures!
And how amazing is this pile of bricks?
Chris found these behind the garage when he was landscaping back there. He just stacked them up neatly until we decide what to do with them.
We think they must have dumped them back there when they were tearing out the wall between the original house and the master bedroom addition.
Any great ideas out there for what to do with it?
Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.