Saturday, October 11, 2008

Fall Yard Cleanup

With the autumn season upon us, it was high time to remove our summer potted plants. This included our tomato plants which were still producing a few cherry tomatos, but were generally in very rough shape. It's been raining more, and there has even been some frost in the mornings.

I picked about 20 tomatos which were a decent size, then cut down the plants, threw the dirt into the flower bed, and cleaned out the clay pots (broke one too... the new one we buy will be really clean). Natasha and I also swept and hosed off the patio and front entry. Now the yard looks much more organized, and there's less to maintain over the next few months.

Bring it on, winter!

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Blogger mrs. trooper said...

It was nice working outside in the crisp sunny autumn air... while our darling daughter slept :D

11:13 PM  
Anonymous Mom Hoyer said...

Hey! Where is the picture of the 20 tomatoes and the clean backyard?

I love the Fall...my favorite season! We all should take time to take a walk and enjoy the leaves as they change color! I love the huge trees and the big leaves that fall to the ground. It's fun to watch the kids play and jump into the leaves!

9:52 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

that's nice to have the yard all ready for winter! we need to do that too, now that we are back from our weekend. It sure feels like fall is really starting to settle in now!

9:52 AM  
Anonymous Trooper said...

I added the tomato photo to the Thanksgiving post!

9:53 AM  
Anonymous Stephanie said...

It is so nice to work in the yard during the fall!! :)

I can't wait till it cools down here enough to feel like fall!!! In the next 10 days we have a chance of COOL weather!!!

12:24 PM  
Anonymous e. said...

We got a "killing frost" on Friday night, so we emptied all our pots. Our yard is ready for the winter :(

8:25 PM  

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