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June 02, 2022


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Doug M

Great job you two! Wow, it looks gorgeous! πŸ™‚πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Tonya Watkins

What a yard!! You guys did a great jobβ€”it looks beautiful! I know the kids have some time (and a big trip!) before they arrive, but I'll bet they are excited. They haven't even seen the house in real life, right? Busy busy times ahead.

I didn't realize chives had such a pretty flower! And that smells good! I'm considering getting another container of sorts for maybe planting something like that, along with my reserved and rooted basil from my Aerogarden, and some additional herbs. Hmm.


You and John are a good team and do great work. The landscape looks terrific. During the growing season, mowing is a weekly effort and this is a large and beautiful property. After all that work, deck chairs and a lunch seem like a very good idea. I bet you both slept well after all the work landscaping.

Matt Shifley

Glad your trip went well and you came back healthy.
We just got back home and our yard was a jungle.
Love all of the flowers and nicely done on the yard work.

Arkansas Patti

So glad you got the all clear on your health. The symptoms for Covid are so vague that even allergies can give us pause.
Nice job on the lawn and I think what you have planned for next week is a winner.


That really is a huge yard! Be careful doing too good a job or the new owners may expect to see you weekly even after they move in. I do like the dianthus quite a bit.


We have a clump of chives that we brought with us from a neighbour of ours back in the 70s. Sue uses them a lot in potato salad. Ours are in bud but not in flower yet, but that will occur soon, and I will probably take some photos, as I have done before.

DrumMajor Linda in Kansas

I never knew what chives looked like if left untouched by humans or critters. Yep, I'd put riding lawn mower on the housewarming gift list. Or coupons from your newly-founded lawn service company! You two look lovely even if you're all messy from yardwork! The starbursting flower is cool! Linda in Kansas


You sure know how to turn a chore into fun.Gardening/landscaping is like a meditation for me.

Ally Bean

Your lawn care company does good work. So many pretty flowers on that property. I like your plan for your next visit, lollygag and fritter on that deck to your heart's content.

Karen Sullivan

Love the team work on the lawn. What a beautiful house your daughter,son-in-law and grandson will have. I think the snacks and drinks idea for next mowing is a fabulous idea. Bring some music, too!

Drum Major Linda in Kansas

I was hacked Friday late afternoon if you received any weird email. Linda in Kansas. My contact list is gone.


Think I've finally figured out my "commenting" problem and solved it but we'll see. When are the older daughter and her husband moving in and will they then do their own yard work? That seems like a lot of yard for a relatively small house.


Your daughter's new home has a beautiful garden. Does she like to garden? I think I need some chives. I used to grow them but have forgotten about them. They're always so pretty, and tasty.


That's a huge yard! It must have been exhausting to mow the whole thing. Love the flowers. I saw those purple little puffs at the park the other day and was surprised when the iPhone ID on them was chives. My sister called them something else, and now I wish I had taken a bite. :) That dianthus is stunning, and I also really like the purple one (lavender?) at the bottom. Glad your PCR returned negative! xoxo


Great job on the lawn! Maybe you should go professional?! It looks like a really nice yard and I love the chives and the lupines, both of which we also have growing here. Also a cute house!


I forgot to mention your pedicure too. That's really pretty.
I love the selfie of the both of you. You guys really make a lovely couple.


I love their big yard and how much room grandson will have to play and run in. Your lawncare team did an amazing job of mowing and trimming too. I have chives here and my daycare kids love to chew on them and then spit them out, but as parents come to get them, they say, oh nooo, Ihave to smell you and the onions all the way home? haha! We call it onion grass though ;-)
So glad you didn't contract covid on your trip. The flowers are gorgeous too! Wendy


Ha! I just read next week's lawn mowing. That is a chore I truly hate. But it looks lovely when it's done.

For as long as you were on the plane, I'm guessing you had a bit of dry air cough. I hope it's cleared up by now.

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