Were Building our Little Piece of Heaven one day at a time
When we purchased the property in 2011 there were only 2 trees. Now there are over 120. Each and every one were planted by myself, my husband and our boys. It's a labor of love. It would have to ne to keep digging in this clay!
Due to making effort to conserve water, we are working on eliminating most of the lawn areas on the property. We are retaining some smaller areas for puppy play.
Arno ~ One of our first Stud Dogs James ~ fixing sprinklers - Again! Dad and James and Chris plamting another tree!
PUPPIES ARE ALWAYS WILLING TO MAKE SURE WE TAKE OUR BREAKS FOR PLAYTIME.
JLO and Arno's Litter getting into the middle of us planting Olive Trees
OUR SONS DOG BRADLY ABSOLUTELY LOVES TO COME PLAY WITH THE PUPPIES
THE HEN HOUSE NOW TAKES THE PLACE OF THE JUNGLE GYM
The Old Jungle Gym is now gone James and Chris (our Twins) helping prepare for the Hen House Brianna playing with the Chickens
THE HEN HOUSE
We have 5 hens that provide us plenty of fresh eggs daily
THE DOG HOUSES
OUR FIRST GARDEN AND THE FRUITS FROM THE LABOR
The Garden is much larger now. Just had too much fun, had to have more. Doing lots of canning like my Grandma used to do.
REPAIRING THE POOL
BUILDING THE BARN
My Horse ~ DAKOTA
Taking a break for a short ride while the guys continue working on the barn.
BUILDING MY SHED....IN THE DARK BY FLASHLIGHT! JUST NOT ENOUGH DAYLIGHT HOURS!!
TOO MUCH LAWN! MAKING A DECOMPOSED GRANITE PATIO TO ADD A FIREPIT
Still in progress. Should be done by end of summer! Although Asia wants to help she seems to be keeping Dad from getting his work done.
From Left to Right: My husband, James, then me, our kids Christopher (twin 1), our Daughter - in-Law Quin, our oldest Son Tony, Michael and James (twin 2)
Notice all the trees here in the background where there were none above during the pool repair. Olives & Pines grow so quickly!