|Our piece of heaven|
|Garden area and the apricot trees|
In the house we were renting before, we bought and planted trees in the backyard. Now, being the frugal people we are, we decided to dig up all the trees and take them with us to our new home. We've found places for them all and things look promising. We have three apple trees, another apricot, a desert willow, and a white mulberry tree that we've transplanted. The fruit trees look like they are doing well. We're praying for the others. We also transplanted our grape vine, trumpet vine, our honeysuckle, and pieces of the virginia creeper. We harvested all the quince from the bush at the rental and planted four fruit to try and grow some here. We dug up our rosebush and planted it, and brought all the flowers that we had planted. One of our new neighbors grows over 75 different varieties of irises and GAVE us a wheelbarrow full of the rhizomes! They are planted EVERYWHERE. We even transplanted some of our cactus because there isn't anything quite like a cactus blossom in the Spring. The front yard also has two English walnut trees that were almost dead. We've been giving them some love and right before the season change, they had already gotten new leaves. Here's hoping they survive the Winter!
Inside the house, I've painted until I can no longer hold a roller. We started putting wood laminate flooring in, and we cleaned until our fingers were raw. I can't wait to share the before and after pictures of the areas we've mostly finished. It's Winter now so we are coming in early and going to bed early. We hunker down in blankets and winter clothing. I'm crocheting blankets for gifts and planning others. My office/sewing area is still all packed away and I get to start painting it and putting in the floor in December. There are so many new things and so much work, and we love it. We have our Christmas decorations up and this place is already home.
|Taken from our front porch-she's very happily standing in our garden area!|
Light and Love,