This past summer, I discovered that the activity I dearly love is outdoor project work - the more difficult, the better. :) Some SP friends asked me to post pictures when they were mostly complete, so I'm following through. I admit it - my photography is abominable, but I promised.
First, the cleaned and renovated pond, "re-rocked" with a stone waterfall (not running in pic), and a retaining wall for what I planted - spring bulbs, iris, daylilies, black-eyed Susans, comfrey, Echinacea, etc.
Eight new gardens dug and planted, some also walled.
Kitchen garden for herbs, dinner veggies, and a few flowers:
Also, three cords of firewood cut and stacked, three acres of high tensile wire fenceline cleared and the wire pulled, and fields first-cut bush hogged.
All in all, a very productive few months...and I have "new" muscles! I'm so very grateful to be able to move, to walk, to carry, to bend, and to stand back up. :) Life is great! I'm determined to maintain the muscle I've built and the weight loss over the winter months.
Thank you, friends, for all your encouragement and your comments during this process. You guys rock!