I use quotation marks because it's more accurately a field of loose dirt...but eventually, once the jet stream moves and Kansas receives rain and cool temperatures again...we'll be planting grass. Hence, a 'yard'.
Joel has been busy prepping this mass of space for what will certainly be a beautiful expanse of grass in the near future:
Kill the yard: Check. (actually, mother nature effectively did that, too--but Joel had a good excuse to walk around with his pump and chemicals.)
Till it with the tractor: Check.
Kill the yard again: Check.
Hook up the pump: (YES, we have a WELL!!!) Check.
Drive a 4-wheeler around and around and around for 3 days to make sure it's smooth: Check.
Dig a trench to connect the well to the sprinkler system: Check.
Rake up mounds of grass: Check.
Scoop up mounds of grass: Check.
And my piddly contribution? I drew a fantastic map of our sprinkler system zones for Joel.
I should mention....all of this hard work was done in 100+ degree weather...so yeah, Joel's a rock star. (literally...)
Today--the basement pins are being installed to every-so-slightly pull back a wall...so now--LET THE PLANTING BEGIN!
'Twas the Dream Before Christmas
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