Monday, September 6, 2010

Labor day weekend was just that

We spent the last two days laboring outside in our backyard. It was hot out and a ton of work but we had a blast working together and rewarded ourselves with a great looking backyard and some treats afterward.

Here is a photo of the right side fence in back from a couple months ago. We took the pool cover out in June, I painted (almost) the whole fence last week, we ripped out the weeds and gnarly rose bushes, and this weekend we dug and dug and planted 4 fairly mature 10 foot queen palms and 5 flax plants.

After! You can't see the flax plants in this shot as they are quite small at the moment. They should grow pretty quickly and add a good amout of color.

We plan to line the edge of the plant bed and the lawn with natural sandstone rocks.

After our 2 days of manual labor we felt like a treat or two. I whipped up a couple PiƱa Coladas as we were wrapping up the job site and took a dip in our pool. I may have even hung out in the hammock for a minute.

Then!! We went crazy and made these outrageously delish burgers. On fresh organic brioche buns, with organic beef, tomatoes, lettuce, avo, grilled onions and pickle. They were so fresh and decadent, no need for a side. They were a couple of monsters, just what we needed as we worked up quite an appetite.


Melissa @ Veranda Interiors said...

OMGosh, those burgers!!! Looks like you had a good weekend.

Raiza said...

I want to come to your house... pina coladas and burgers by a pool... sign me up. :)
your yard looks great!!!!

Tamara Nicole said...

Mmmm those burgers look yummy! And I hear you about "Labor" weekend, we worked on our house all weekend:-) But don't you love how it turns out after a little hard work?!

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