On Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, we spent most of the day outside, working in the yard. We have pretty much finished the fall clean up now.
The beds are cleaned out and the lawn edges are trimmed.
I raked up the carpet of red leaves in the secret garden
and used them as mulch.
Tom got the ivy edging on the raised beds trimmed, and I finally finished the edging all the way around the lawn, a project I worked on off and on for weeks. I'm good at crawling when I work.
On Saturday we made wreaths. I started by making a little swag for this trellis. I can see it when I work at the sink in the kitchen and I just thought it needed something.
Tom collected greens from the yard last Wednesday while I was making pies. On Thanksgiving afternoon we make a wreath for Jake to take home. Now it was time to make one for Jill and one for us.
I made bundles and Tom wired them to the frame. Then we decorated them with reused bows and ornaments.
On Sunday we delivered Jill's wreath to her.Then we went for a walk in the fog at the Des Moines Marina and Des Moines Creek Trail.
I guess this was the hot spot for fishing. Social distancing seemed to not be in practice.
This afternoon we cleared the shelves. The pottery collection is stored away, and table tops and other spots are cleared and dusted and ready for decorating. The Christmas tubs are out of the attic and stacked in the garage.