So Oldest SIL and FIL came in this weekend to pick up Youngest SIL from school. Oldest SIL asked about my garden, and I was sad to show her that only my peas, onions, and Four O’ Clocks have sprouted. The rest of the front of our house was just dirt and weeds. I also looked with shame on the place where I murdered my pumpkin plants (oh, forgive me!). In addition to the wind the night before blowing a million sticks into our yard and the un-fixable generally old appearance of our house, our front yard looked like White Trash.
I was so ashamed.
So today I weeded my garden, picked up the sticks (with the help of my lovely husband), planted my pepper sprouts into the ground, and re-planted more zucchini and cucumber seeds in hopes of a few sprouts. I also decided to buy pansies to fill out our sad flower garden. Tomorrow I will mow the lawn.
There’s only so much with a rental that still looks like garbage from the outside, but I’d at least like to have a well maintained yard so that we don’t look so un-classy.
Operation Not White Trash has moved forward!