Mother Nature, you’re such a tease. Stop it.
Me: There’s an animal in there. It’s moving and it’s huge! I think it’s a porcupine!
He laughed assuming it was just a spider that I saw move (I hate when they move). He went over to look and agreed with me. Turns out it was a hedgehog. What now?!
We poked it (gently) with a rake, it shifted but nothing. I Googled to see if they hibernate. They do. He was sleeping. During this time, we aptly decided that this little guy was Elle’s secret pet named Herbie the Hedgehog. And so we said to him,
Herbie, wake up. You’re lost. This is our house. Go home.
Yeah. That didn’t work either. For a few corrupt minutes we debated scooping him up with the shovel and placing him in the neighbors’ yard, but promptly dismissed the idea since it seemed a bit shady and unethical.
We scooped up Herbie with the shovel…
Gently put him in a plastic container, put it in the trunk of our car and drove to the country to set him free.
Elle will probably miss her friend, but we think Herbie will be much happier in his new home.
After I got the garden cleaned up, the Viper Pilot had already started cutting the sod. There is a decent chunk of our lawn where there is no grass so we recycled the grass. He cut it and I hauled it. Laying sod is kind of like laying tile, except way easier.
We were in awe at what a little green grass can do. It looks so much nicer along the fence. We did a rain dance so that it grows. I don’t think we have much to worry about, all it does here is rain.
We piled up all the dead branches and brush that we accumulated in the middle of the garden and had ourselves a
nice little bonfire.
I will spare you the details about how we then proceeded to smoked out the entire neighborhood.
It’s not a fun story and we aren’t proud of it. Bonfire fail. Ooops.
Anyway, the point is, I now have a place to plant my vegetable garden in the ground whenever Mother Nature decides to warm us up over here! I’m dreaming of my blue ribbon tomatoes, greens, and zucchini that I’m going to grow but for now, I guess I’ll call it lawn decor…
We love backyard projects and were so thankful for the beautiful day that allowed us to get our lawn back into tip-top shape for the summer.
Tonight we’re just going to relax (we’re both a little sore from yesterday) and maybe watch a movie. 🙂 Date night on a school night? I think yes.