Saturday May 23rd
Nathan, (in our elders quoram presidency & friend) came out with a rototiller and tore up the yard.
Cort, (another friend from the ward) came with him and raked behind him. I would have been out there too, but I was the photographer at an anniversary party and then had a recital rehearsal with vocalists at work.
This is after Nathan and Cort left Saturday. Previously out yard was completely taken over with weeds.
And on Monday the 25th we had about 7 guys from the ward come out and help us with the yard.
They raked up the clumps of weeds,
and raked and raked
raked some more, and leveled our the yard
We had some ladies helping us too, they weeded out the flower beds
The men "fixed" the sprinklers... this was hilarious. He only "tapped" it with the shovel. All the sprinklers were fixed or replaced, aimed and set. They also showed me how to clean out the little filters and adjust the different types of sprinklers.
Raking and rolling the yard.
Seeding the yard...
Seeding some more, I think we have about triple the recommended amount of seed out there. Or at least what it says on the bag to use.
This is what the yard looked like after they left.
Rylee definitely approves, no weeds, and now it's flat and safe for Joseph to join him out there.
The true "After" picture that includes the newly weeded flower beds.
That evening we had a big downpour of rain... which made it the perfect day to seed the yard.
The sky after the storm... and without the trees we can see so much more. I can't wait to watch some thunderstorms! Although we do plan on replacing the trees with something, eventually.
The garbage guys,didn't like the giant pile of trees. They left us a note!
Bro Griffith came by, unannounced (Cousin Landon joined him) and started to load up the pile. I caught them, snapped this picture, then joined them... I don't think they intended on being caught, or joined. They have Rylee to thank for that... he let us know someone was up to something.
Grass on Day 5 after we planted
The grass yesterday, May 30th
Thanks so much to all our helpers out there, you have made the yard accessible for Joseph and we can't wait until it's lush and green back there. THANK YOU!