To celebrate my birthday, I made a cheesecake, Richard made me a decadent prime rib dinner, and he agreed (with trepidation) to be my slave for the day to start a new project in the garden that I’ve been plotting for a while – which required some help from the Bobcat. This weekend is also the 7th anniversary of moving into this house, so we did the usual bit of reminiscing about all we’ve accomplished in seven years. We’ve got a reno project coming up in a month or so that will be another belated birthday present, and carry on our habit of renovating indoors in the fall once the weather chills, but first I have my gardening to finish. Here’s a look at what I’m up to. It was a great birthday, and I’m about to go outside and continue with my project.

DeadRose.jpgInspired by the death of a rose bush.

GettingStarted.jpgEnter Richard with the Bobcat and toothed bucket.

Digging1.jpgGoodbye to the dead shrub and quackgrass first.

Digging2.jpgIt’ll match the bed on the west end of the driveway.

RockCollection.jpgWe collected rocks from the pile beneath the apricot tree.

NorthView.jpgHere they are in place, after much deliberation.

Henge1.jpgThe centre rock landed that way. Richard voted it stay.

Henge2.jpgNo big rocks left, so I’ll continue today with smaller ones.


And here was our dinner, after a good 5 hours moving rocks. I was so tired that I couldn’t be bothered getting out my piping bag to decorate my cake, I just winged it with a spoon; the chocolate looked a mess, but it was tasty! Richard knows exactly how to indulge me on my birthday, thank you! Thanks everyone who phoned or e-mailed with birthday wishes. I’m hoping it will be a great year.

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