After a crazy winter of snow and freezing temperatures, I am really looking forward to the "new beginnings" that summer brings. The wintery wind took down our fence around Thanksgiving, and we recently replaced it. With a 17-month-old whose favorite place to be is outside, now it's time to pack the yard with things to keep him entertained while my husband and I get to work on making it pretty again.
Last summer, as new parents caring for a little guy who couldn't even crawl, we spent very little time in our yard. The price we paid: weeds, scraggly bushes and dying grass. But we have big plans this year. Trimming bushes, planting trees, pulling weeds and treating the lawn are just a few of the things on our backyard to-do list. We also want to plant a vegetable garden--robust with peppers, cilantro and tomatoes. Mmmm, I can taste the fresh salsa already.