Lots of little home projects

We’ve been feathering our

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we installed one of these

rain barrels

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and we installed a french drain

instead of the gutters releasing all the rainwater onto our yard, it is now diverted to the back of our property

(this involved a very long trench that we’ve now backfilled and replanted grass seed)

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and I’ve also been weeding and fluffing in the garden beds

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the deer have eaten a lot of my hostas (this makes me sad!)

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so all these little projects have determined that we haven’t been relaxing in these lately -

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but we have enjoyed the fruits of our labor a little bit…

I adored the lilacs when they were in bloom

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Aren’t these just yummy?

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Chat soon -

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  1. Deer do not like Mums, plants some where needed they will stay away :)

  2. What a shame about the deer. But your lilacs are stunning and I love them cut and in a vase. Just beautiful!


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  4. Absolutely love your lilacs. They are my favorite flower! Congrats on getting so much done around your house. I wish I could say the same, but at least I'm getting some crafty projects done. :)

  5. Your lilacs are gorgeous!!


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