Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Lansing Garden Part 1

Hello all, back to show a little of what I've been up to in my garden.  When we bought the house last year there was this ginormous back corner that was garden for the previous owner.  I was going to use it for the same thing.  However, it's taking me forever to get around to getting it together.  Here's how big the back corner is.

It's pretty big.  Well just this spring my husband informed me that he was going to use most of it to put a storage shed, a big storage shed.  So this is what I got left to work with.  About a 16'x5' space.

I was like ok, I can work with that. So I decided to go out and get a wrought iron gate.  And put it up as the entrance.

Well then I needed to enclose the primeter.  I ultimately wanted to buy the wrought iron fence pieces that match the gate, but there were $18 for one little 2' maybe 3' section.  So in the mean time I needed something cheap.  So I built my own fence using stakes and thin wood stripes.  Just nailed them all together and hammered it in the ground.

As you can see it's pretty rickety and looks super cheap.  But the whole idea of it was to keep my chocolate lab out.  Unfortunately, it's pointless now.  Our dog Jake, tragically died this morning.  My husband and I and our sons will miss him terribly. He was such a wonderful friendly dog.

Sorry to be such a Debbie Downer, but the whole purpose was the fence and now I really don't need a really fancy one, so I guess I'll opt for the little white picket fence garden boarder.  Added a few touches to the front.  Stay tuned for more garden pics to come. And I promise it won't be so depressing.


  1. Oh sad :( I'm so sorry, you must all be heartbroken. When you get back to the garden, good luck with that too.

  2. So sorry about your dog. No need to apologize for keepin' it real. Our pets are a big part of our lives as well they should be. I'll bet the boys would love a nice little sign naming the new garden for their late buddy. Getting veggies from Jake's memorial garden may bring some positive memories to a sad occasion.



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