And Joel worked in the "garden" too. (It is still a work in progress!) First we pulled out a gnarly tree just about where Joel is standing. Then we used some bricks to designate our raised garden spot. Now we are filling it with dirt so we can start planting some time this month!
Joel has also spent a lot of time clearing out the "flower beds" around our deck. I use the word flower loosely. It was really just some junky bushes and a big hot mess! There was even two ugly little trees at the corners of the deck that attracted BEES! That didn't make much sense to me! So we pulled them out! Now we just need to decide what to do with the empty space.