Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Happy Anniversary and not sure which part of my body hurts the worst!!!

I nearly forgot, but today is my first anniversary for my blog. I had hoped to have a giveaway, but with moving that has all gone out of the window. I can't believe I have been blogging for a year. One of the best things about blogging is all the great people I have met.

It was a super busy day at the Acreage on Monday. My dad and step-mum came up for the day as it was Victoria Day, so dh was off.

Dh and my dad spent the day putting in a new door in the mud room, as the one that was in there wouldn't close properly without slamming it shut. It has caused dh to hurt his shoulder. Of course the original door wasn't installed properly which made dh and my dad's job even harder.

Meanwhile me and my step-mum spent the day in the garden, and we never stopped. Both of us were hobbling around by the end of the day, but we have achieved a lot, and the garden is looking a lot tidier in places. I got one garden bed cleaned out and the poppies I had brought with me planted.

It helped that the weather was a lot nicer, not too hot, but no wind which made a huge difference!! However, all this exercise has killed my back and now I am suffering.

My dad also cut Kamikaze Hill, and he did a really good job. It was super long though and he was saying the field mice were scattering all over. He also said that last time it was cut, it was cut with a tractor with a mower, not a lawn tractor like ours. All I know it looks lovely now.

They are coming back up on Thursday, so we will get a lot more gardening done then. I have to say I am really grateful for all they are doing.

Here are a couple of views of Kamikaze Hill:


Margaret said...

Congratulations on your blogaversary and on the new home. I love reading your progress and the photos are great too.

Decadent Housewife said...

Happy Blogoversary, Gill! Such lovely pictures too!

Joanne said...

Wow it looks beautiful, i've been reading your blog for a couple of weeks now and love to hear all about the goings on at the Acreage. You are very busy hard working people but i'm sure it's all worth while your place is beautiful.
I thought i was good when I tidy our front garden yesterday ha ha.

Joanne x

erin said...

happy bloggy anniversary gill.
and kudos on all your hard work on your property...it looks beautiful :)

Scrappy quilter said...

Gill, what stunning pictures. It just looks so peaceful there. Glad you were able to get some gardening done.

Happy anniversary....I so enjoy your blog.

Mean Mom said...

Congratulations on 12 months of blogging! What lovely views! I desperately need to get out in my own garden, at the moment, but it's very windy and showery, so it's not very inviting. Glad you're making progress.

Anonymous said...


Those pictures are gorgeous! Sorry I haven't been by in a while. I have been on a serious house hunt for months now. lol I am getting back into blogging again though.

Where are the pics of your dream home?

~ Jasmine

DeniseinVA said...

Beautiful countryside shots Gill. You had a lot of help too and I am sure they enjoyed themselves. Even with all that hard work and the aches and pains afterwards, the reward is looking at the results. Congratulations on your one year anniversary. Here's to another great year.

cheshire wife said...

Congratulations on your blog anniversary.

I am sure that the pain will be worth while.

Jo, a retired teacher said...

I'm sure you will love your new home with all the first-time work is done, but I don't mind telling you that I'm glad it isn't me doing it. Rather than looking for a big place in the country, we wanted a more compact house (no stairs), near convenient places to shop, with no yard work. To each his/her own.

Clippy Mat said...

hi Gill: still reading but not often commenting. your blog has got me hooked. I can't wait to find out what's happening next on your new adventure. Congrats on your one year blogaversary. (Loved the rhubabr dipped in sugar when I was a kid too.) You're going to be in amazing shape by the time you've finished all of the work at the acreage. :-))

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