Okay, so it wasn’t a new house or a complete room remodel, but it’s a change nonetheless.

After three years of fighting the elements and the neighborhood kids, we’ve given up trying to grow grass in the front yard. So, this past Saturday, Stef and I changed it to be covered with bark and planted a few shrubs that will hopefully grow to fill the space better.

We’ve also decided that we won’t be doing much landscaping in the front yard in the future. Just digging the shallow trench for the edging and to plant the shrubs has just about killed us. The ground is very hard clay that could only be broken up with the steel digging wedge we bought. We’re still nursing sore muscles. Yike.

Here’s what it looks like now:

As a comparison, here’s what it looked like when we moved in.

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