Yesterday was pretty much perfect! The sun was out and there were blue skies all day. Even if the majority of it was spent pulling off fence pickets and removing what felt like hundreds of nails from the 4 sections of fence we replaced. During my nail pulling duty I saw the first butterfly of the season. I heard the high school marching band practicing in the long driveway of the school right behind us. And I saw a pair of Bewick's wrens that I'm pretty sure are building a nest in our yard. They were quite busy and a little annoyed that we were out there.
We took a quick break to watch my oldest daughter's indoor soccer game. I have to brag that she scored 3 goals and had one assist.
There is quite a big slope on the other side of our fence.
There weren't too many plant casualties while the fence was going up. A few small branches on the apple tree and butterfly bush were broken and one oriental lily got stepped on. I was excitedly pointing out larkspur seedlings that I found. My husband wasn't really all that interested though, as he was a little busy digging post holes, pouring cement and cutting wood.
Straightening a post.
He jokingly said, "Is it measure 7 times and cut 4?"
We finished 4 sections yesterday and today we are planning to add some new soil since we made the fence a little higher. Our plan is to continue replacing the fence a few sections at a time this spring. We plan to do the whole back side first and then hopefully our neighbor will help with the side section. Luckily the fence on the other side of the yard is in good condition.
I'm happy with how it looks so far!