So the fabulous ladies over at 5 Minutes For Mom host this terrific meme movement every Tuesday called Tackle It Tuesday. I’ve never participated before, and I thought this week was the perfect time to start.
I tackled (with hubby’s help) our backyard this past Friday.
The Weeds, the overgrown grass, the spiderwebs and lots of dead scary branches had taken over our yard and rendered it totally non kid friendly.
We hit the backyard armed with shovels, rakes, clippers, pressure washers, mower, weed eater and a chainsaw. I am woman, hear me and my power tools purr, remember.
Before Number 1
See that? A backyard that is kid friendly, open, clean and free of dead lime trees and other such child endangering shrubbery.
The path was left by our boxer, who passed away in April. I bought some grass seeds today and I plan on seeding the yard tomorrow so hopefully in a few weeks we’ll have a lush lawn in the backyard, just like in the front.
After Number 2
We like to barbecue, a little bit. The large pit was built by a friend of ours in New Braunfels and it has a smoker, a large cooking surface, a radio, a trailer hitch, wheels and even a propane burner for cooking side dishes. I love it.
The grill on the patio is my Propane Baby. I huge puffy heart it and use it at least a couple of times a week.
Then, there’s the 3rd grill. A 100% stainless steel sucker that is sitting in the old dog run area.
What? You don’t have 3 grills?
Shoot. We’re Texans honey! We love us some grillin’
So there you have it, my first Tackle It Tuesday. I’m rather proud and I shall be putting up Tiki Torches tonight to encircle the patio because we don’t have Mosquitos down here in South Texas… we have Skeeters that are big enough to take off with small children and pets and have been known to damn near drain a girl dry. I seriously think that they are some military cross breeding experiment between mosquitos and vampire bats, that went horribly horribly wrong. Between the skeeters and the giant flying roaches, it’s often a game of chance to go outside and play.