The first thing my dad built for the front yard was an arbor with lattices on the sides for flowers. I've planted a passion fruit to climb over the arch, and I intend to put roses on the front panels.
The plants in my front yard seem to be doing well. The bunny tail grass in particular seems to be very happy, and several flowers are already blooming.
The back yard is also beginning to take shape. In the foreground of the picture is a kiwi trellis, with the female plant set to vine up the bamboo pole in the middle and the male plant attached to the lattice on the side. Behind that, the raised vegetable beds are under construction. The plan is to have a 3' × 10' perennial bed for asparagus and four 4' × 4' squares for other vegetables. There will be fruit trees between the raised beds and the fence.
Work has been going well enough. I took Benny to perform his first public demonstration at the Alameda county fair, and he did quite well considering that the performance area was right next to the "adopt a dog" pens, so it was distracting for him. wednesday_10_00 shared a link to the cartoonize my pet website, and I was unable to resist buying a Benny mug...or, rather, two--one for home and one for the office.
Last weekend, mangaroo and Jenn came to visit to see the new house. Enough of the kitchen stuff was unpacked that we were able to have a decent meal. We also went on a long stroll around the neighborhood. It's going to be a long time before the place is really presentable, though.
Note: Added a link to Benny's demo.