The next priority was to get some mulch on the larger flower beds and tidy some other areas.
So over the weekend I spread bark mulch around the clothesline area,
at the end of the house around the hydrangeas and agapanthus
and another large area at the front of the house
That was a lot of wheelbarrowing! It took about 4 scoops (more than our largest truck full). It felt good to use some muscles that don't get used as often as they should!
Then I mulched the rose bed with a few bales of peastraw and gave it a good watering
On Friday I also got stuck into our shade house. It's a sort of a fernery with a few other random plants too. I spent a couple of hours weeding, trimming and clearing the path.
The girls loved playing alongside me. They called it their jungle and made up games in one of the little clearings.
I love it that these two are so happy to potter alongside me when I'm outdoors
They also hung out with their Dad and big cousin who were just as busy over the weekend-building a pig house, putting a door into the chook's fence so the chooks can go out into their extended yard and digging post holes for a new fence.
The girls swept, dug with their 'shubbles' (shovels), hammered, rode in the wheelbarrow, ate outdoors and cared for their babies. Lovely.