The weather here in Lancashire has finally turned to Spring and after letting the ground dry for a few days our back garden, which has lain untouched since last year, looked like this:But Mr S and Leon worked like Trojans yesterday afternoon.

They cleared rocks, lifted gravel, and shifted soil.ย  They also dug up some rather immense remnents from a 60ft willow tree that we had removed a couple of years ago:Although us girls had very little to do but enjoy the sunshine, the men were adequately supervised throughout:And at the end of the day we have a cleared, prepared bare canvas: Next week, weather permitting, the boys (the big ones, not the toddlers) will be painting fences.

Then we seed the lawn.

I’m so excited to see our garden starting to take shape.ย  Thank you, guys.