Watching my FIL start to dig. It was kind of fun! That's me in the blue shirt & hubby is beside me. You can just see our middle son's head above the tractor.
This is the "before" shot of what my FIL left for me to even out & fix in to a flower bed. Still way better than digging it myself!!!
After about two hours of work - this is my "after" flower bed.
The big rock in the middle was dug up when my FIL was digging for me. I wanted to save it to put in the garden. My two small plants all set & ready to go. They are from my sister. Don't ask me what they are - I don't remember! :-)
One more after photo. This is after I hauled five wheelbarrow-fulls of sawdust out from under the sawmill to fill in the flower bed & keep the grass & weeds from growing. My hubby did use the lawn tractor to bring up another large load a few days later. Still pretty pathetic on the plantings.
This was just taken yesterday (6/26/07). I now have some extra color & extra plants. I even have a string fence up so that the dogs will hopefully keep out of it! They can get to running & playing & were going right through it. Yesterday I planted a hyacinth & a zinnia plus a whole bunch of daffodil bulbs that my hubby's grandfather had dug up. It will be pretty next spring. I planted them along the back of the garden & the front.