We finally put in our pool! Don't you just want to dive right in? :) Todd had a great idea to lay out a rope that is the length of our intended pool perimeter so we could get an idea of where the pool will go and how much space it will take up.
My sweet husband spent the majority of his Christmas vacation time laying blocks to build our raised vegetable and flower gardens in the backyard. There is still a lot of work to be done, but it's exciting to see something in our backyard now when we look out the windows! I can't wait to start gardening again!
We also planted a lemon, tangelo, and sissoo tree. The tangelo tree has produced three ripe and delicious pieces of fruit so far, and the lemon tree is loaded with green lemons ready to ripen soon.
The large front bed will be for vegetables and the two triangular beds for flowers.
Working hard to make sure everything is level:
The next steps are to install a drip irrigation system and cover the concrete blocks with stack stone similar to this: