First there is Mo. He was happy to help the guys put in the new sprinkler system last year. You can see how helpful he was. Then there are the doves. Now our doves do not come into our backyard. We have BigDumbDog (aka Sampson) to thank for that. He is a well known bird catcher. While the magpies find this amusing, the doves know better and keep their distance.
The kids' quads are quite often in our backyard. If we open both side gates there is a nice little course around the entire house. Here is Dana and Mo on the 80 and my nephew Dempsey on the 50.
I just realized that I have no good photos of the deck. You can see it in the upper left of this photo though. We put up lattice on all sides but the North. Wisteria grows on the South side (well it was growing before BigDumbDog chewed it up) and will hopefully cover the lattice and begin to hang down from the slats on top of the deck. Here are all the boys (Dana, Jeff, Charlie and Mo) working on the sprinkler system. Jeff and Charlie were nice enough to spend a weekend helping us out. See the green garden? We can only hope some of that comes back.
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