I'm big on multi-tasking. With a few rare exceptions--- if something isn't multifunctional, then it's not functional enough in my head. My break time is also strictly family time, as well as art time and garden time. We've been enjoying our little art projects, especially the art we crate that can be used in our home and in our garden (see, theres that multifunctional thing). I know I keep saying it, but I'm happy Marlowe's hit this crafting age--- I've been waiting too long ;) As if the mosaic stairs and the wall tiles weren't enough, we're also painting everything, all the time, to add more color to this space.
Jerry knocked down one of our tiny planters, so naturally it got put to use as a seashell wind chime.
The weather has been going in and out of nice days and unbearably heated days--- but even with our heat rising and our veggies dying, we yard work on. I think we're all looking forward to next winter already--- when our yard will already have all the beds set up, the deck will be place, the hammock too, and our fire pit area will be ready and functional. Looking forward to that time next year--- where it won't have to be project after project, and we can just focus more on the actual growing and upkeep. Don't get me wrong, I like a lot of the projects--- basically all of them, but better than doing the project, is having it complete and beautiful.
We're moving south in our yard. With the exception of a few places and ideas (the wall to the right, the pizza oven, and whatever else), the space directly outside our house is finished with the big stuff. The other side of our house is basically an alley--- a storing space for lumber and my tricycle. And the south? We're still working. Alex put up one more garden bed--- though I believe he has plans for one more. Our deck is up, the picnic table is outside, the fruit trees are in the land, and we're ready to plan the next step. I'm ready for cooler carefree days, outdoor garden parties, and laughing with friends with a cocktail in hand.