The girls spent the night and this morning Morgan and I went to the park to practice fielding grounders and throwing, since she's playing Little League Softball for the first time this year. After I took them home and spent a couple of hours doing more "family time" stuff, I got back home and decided to take the neighbor up on their offer of the use of the roll up dumpster they rented, so I disposed of the busted block and cement from the side yard gate demolition I did a couple of months ago; nice to have good neighbors. I guess this is the thanks I get for sharing excess herbs and produce from the garden with them. Next, I took down the old microwave from over the stove, as it literally blew up recently, and it went into the dumpster as well. Replaced the microwave with a range hood, as we'd already bought a new microwave that has an oven drawer for making frozen pizza, cookies and other baked goodies.
I was talking to the neighbor when her son came up with an old rusty wheelbarrow that was destined for the dumpster and I commented that she should save it to use as a planter for her succulents. She said she didn't have room for it, but I was welcome to it, so it's sitting in my backyard waiting to be planted. Next weekend is the Desert Botanical Garden's Spring Plant Sale and hopefully I can find some nice, reasonably priced specimens for the wheelbarrow.
I took a stroll around the yard and snapped a few photos:
|Tulips from bulbs bought @ the 99 cent store|
|The hyacinths from the 99 cent store (the feet are Larry's, not mine)|
|"Eureka" lemons on the tree I planted last year; the fruit get can get up to 1/2 lb ea.|