Messy Jessy

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Easy like Sunday Morning June 4, 2012

Filed under: Backyard Garden,random — Jess @ 4:41 pm
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This past weekend was nothing short of glorious! The weather was incredible! The high for Saturday was Seventy Seven freakin’ degrees – on JUNE 2nd!!!

I had to take this quick pic to rub in the contrast of life in the Queen City versus life for my friends living in the armpit of Texas. I’m not giving up on a few close friends moving here! : )

I blogged about our amazing time on Saturday night at the Charlotte Shakespeare Festival.

Since the weather was so incredible, we tried to spend as much time as possible outside enjoying the cooler than normal temperatures.

Sunday after lunch JT told me, “Whatever work you wanted to do inside the house today, consider it cancelled – we’re going fishing!”  When my dad was in town last weekend he left me a rod and reel. JT bought his fishing license a few weeks ago, so we were off to get my license and some worms for a relaxing Sunday afternoon spent fishing. As we cruised by the outside of the lawn and garden section, I realized all of their trees were marked down to crazy, clearance prices. JT knew what this meant – our day of relaxing and fishing had just been replaced with digging holes and planting trees! We did end up getting my fishing license and some worms — but also 5 new trees. I’d been wanting to plant trees along my neighbor’s huge, white wall fence. I got a steal of deal with over $1o0 worth of trees for only $35!

Wondering how we got 5 trees to our house without a truck or SUV? Here’s how! Back seat laid down and not much room to spare in the Altima and two trips!

I bought 2 larger Cleveland Pear trees to plant closest to our house. I bought one of each Bradford Pear, Cleveland Pear, and Willow Oak along the slope in our backyard.  I was dreading digging in the red clay, but due to the recent rain, it was much softer than normal.  JT and I were both pleasantly surprised with how easy it was to get the holes dug and trees planted. We read after we planted (because this is how we roll!), that the trees at full maturity can grow 20-30 feet wide, which may be a problem since they’re only spaced two fence sections apart (approximately 12 feet). I guess we’ll let the future owners 20 years from now tackle that problem!

The finished results!

We did make it down to our neighborhood fishing pond around 7 pm last night.

We quickly decided that our “stocked” fishing pond must have been stocked with turtles, not  fish. The only catch of the day was made by JT and was a turtle. It  was a challenge to get the hook off of his back leg, but he was a happy guy finally free and back in the water.


This past weekend was very relaxing and quite enjoyable!

How was your weekend?



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