I'm adopted, he's in the Air Force, and all we really want is family.
After 8 miscarriages, and one failed adoption, this blog is a journal through infertility, adoption, and now parenthood, now that Isaac has filled our baby carriage, and it's about to be filled again with a surprise, successful (so far) pregnancy!
It's sometimes blunt, sometimes improper, but always real. This is our story.
Today was beautiful! Seventy and sunny... just the way I like it!
Last year we had several attempts at improving our yard. We bought a foreclosure, but it was the builder who went under, so no one ever lived in our house. So no one ever took care of the yard. The front, at some point was sodded, because it's in the neighborhood covenants, but you could hardly tell. We fertilized it with a weed killer. I'm happy to report, the crabgrass is dead, the clover is gone... but there are these three different types of weeds still there. Overall, our grass looks like C-R-A-P. You see dead crab grass, tufts of real grass, dirt from where we killed the weeds off last year.
Yesterday, we pulled out a TON of rocks, some small, some rather large. Man, there were so many more we could have dug out, but we called it good.
We have come up with a plan
Week 1: Weed Killer (this weekend)
Week 2: Nothing
Week 3: De-thatching
Week 4: Overseeding with started fertilizer
That's the plan- we'll see how it works. Hopefully by the end of the summer we'll have a healthy looking yard!
In other yard news... we started building the raised beds. We started with the 16' x 4' bed.