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V and Co: attracting pretty beetles


this house has a back yard.

this house’s back yard is super bare.

it has nothing in it… and that includes trees, shrubs or patio furniture.

compared to our last backyards

this backyard is boring and really kind of sad.

i can almost hear it weep how sad it is.

over the next few decades (cause it’s going to take us that long!) we would like to have a nice little backyard retreat, that will be a great place to BBQ and gather together as a couple and family.

and well this last weekend, i got the family started on that mission.

everyone was happy.<—just look at the husband’s face, what? oh…yeah well he’s happy inside. his face was just tired and didn’t really reflect how he was REALLY feeling.

(he’s going to laugh real hard when he sees that picture… well at least i am!)

we have such a long way to go in this yard, but it’s okay. i think the kids actually kind of miss working in the yard together as a family. (they had equally tired faces, except for the that one pictured there)

we kind of had fun.

no really we did. 🙂

this tree is supposed to attract butterflies

so this time around we planted a few trees. three to be exact.

one of the trees is supposed to attract butterflies, (or so it says on the tag) and two are birches…which i was just told today, attracts some kind of beetle.


it didn’t say that on the stupid tag.

honestly, i don’t have a clue about this gardening zone, we’re trying to figure stuff out, there are things out here that i’ve never seen grow back west, and there are some scary bugs that go with the gardening season out here as well…that i totally would much rather not have to deal with if i can. and of course i pick three trees, two of which attract a scary japaneese beetle of some sort…

well good news is the guy assured me that indeed it would attract the beetle BUT that it was a green, shiney, AND kind of pretty beetle.

yeah, i don’t think so.

unless it can sing hey jude, or be one i can drive,  it aint a beetle i want to attract thank you very much.


now how to break it to the husband that the happy maker he had to plant this weekend is going to bring us shiny PRETTY green beetles?


i should stick to sewing.

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