We love living in Bend, and we love our house. Problem is, at 1/2 acre, our lawn needs a lot of maintenance. We set aside every Wednesday to work on our yard.
This is me. I don’t like wearing hats, but the doctor says I must wear a hat and sunscreen if I want to work and play outside.
This is me mowing our lawn. Fortunately the lawn takes up only a small part of our yard, so it takes only an hour or so to mow it. We also use an electric mower, because gasoline and tune-ups are not necessary.
This is our back yard. In a full weeks, the flowers will be in full bloom. Very colorful. I’ll share more photos with you then.
The property to the left of our fence is ours, too. We’d love to grow fruit trees, but the cold weather and deer are a big problem.
Juniper trees burn very hot. That’s why we need to make sure they’re a safe distance from the house. We need to trim the branches so not to touch our roof.
Another fire hazard are pine needles. That’s why each year we clear the excess needles and debris off our property.
We have 26 trees on our property. They provide much shade and a comfortable and picturesque setting while we enjoy our outdoor lunch.
We’re glad we’re here.