Saturday, June 6, 2009

It's a DIRT-y Job...

We have a HUGE backyard, but unfortunately, there are a number of low spots. Yesterday, we had 10 yards of dirt delivered. Sadly, there isn't enough room on either side of our house to get any kind of front loader through. It all has to be taken back one wheelbarrow full at a time. Mike has been working tirelessly to haul it all. I've helped too, but my back can only handle a few loads at a time before I have to give it a break. We are now about 3/4 of the way done--ironically 2 hours away from when my brother can come help. Oh well.

Here's a few photos of our dirt and our little helpers. I picked up the tiny wheelbarrows yesterday so that the boys could help out. They think it's great fun :)

A few minutes ago--taken from the same spot.

We found this the other day in one of our hanging baskets. I'm hoping we'll get to see the baby birds, but I'm worried because we haven't seen Mama Bird in a few days. We were very careful to only look from a distance, so I hope she didn't abandon them.

Yesterday, our first official day of break, we headed to Krispy Kreme for National Doughnut Day.


Denise said...

Gosh, that dirt pile was teny tiny compared to the dumptruck loads that we had delivered and delivered and delivered! We have finally finished spreading the dirt, know how hard those wheelbarrow loads are! Now we are getting ready for the sod!

Have fun playing in the dirt, sorry but, next week comes cleaning the inside of the house from the dust and tracks!

Denise Wells

Kristine B. said...

OH!!! You guys are soo lucky! We don't have a Krispy Kreme (sp?) within 2 hours of us! LOL. Great photos...looks like they were in donut heaven!!

Oh, what a neat FIND!! Hope the mama bird comes and keeps them warm?