Friday, May 3, 2013

Adventures in Homeownership: Backyard Edition

When we had first moved in, there was brush and piles of forest that growled. Turns out it was just the groundhogs. He who shall not be named brother-in-law took it upon himself to de-forest most of the backyard so we are now cleaning up the remnants.

Backyard before we even closed. This is off to the left if you are standing at our back door.

After the carnage that was my brother-in-law. And yes, we have a wall of windows looking out to the backyard.

Come September, we had mowed and started clearing.

Ah, October.

Snow of course, did not make the prospective clean up any easier.

And now, after my back has cursed me out in four languages...we still have a ways to go, but it's looking much better. We have a little pathway to the porch, I have a garden area, we swept up approx. 3 billion leaves, etc. Now we have to refinish the deck, which should prove interesting in Maryland humidity.


  1. Is that basically the same corner?! You three have done a ton!!

  2. Oh, we have. My back screams for it. :)