Oh man. It is so cold right now. Temperatures this week are plunging around here. Let’s look back on happier times, shall we?
These photos were taken last week, which show a huge change from the photos I showed you that were taken just a week before. Nature is fun!
The shrubs need trimming, the siding needs a good power wash, but aren’t those little flowers on the maple trees pretty?
These purple crocuses are out now along with the white ones.
More trimming needed here I see!
This lilac bush is starting to fill in nicely. So excited!!!
Chris decided to rip out this fence around the back of the house last weekend so we can have this big sloping lawn. While he was at it, he threw together this sandbox for Kennedy. I’m picturing a little path leading down to it and maybe a tire swing? Perfect!
We had to destroy a sad little flower garden when we took the fence down, so I saved the tulips in it and moved them to under one of the maple trees. I don’t really expect them to bloom this year, but they’re definitely doing much better than I thought they would.
They aren’t selling pansies and other annuals around here yet, but these few in here somehow managed to survive the move and the winter and are blooming like crazy now. I bought these last April!
We’re ready for a lot more big time gardening this year. We’ve got a little staging area set up between the garage and the house for all of our landscaping materials.
But that will have to wait. I’m not going out there for at least a few days! It’s frigid!
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.