Happy Day-After-St. Patrick's-Day! Hope you all felt very lucky. We celebrated our Irish roots by going down to Gettysburg and meeting up with my mom for dinner. We ate at the coolest place! It's called the Dobbin House, and where we ate was the tavern part--below levels, lit by candles (and only by candles--it was really dark!), furnished with old wooden tables and chairs . . . we were even served by waitresses in 18th century colonial garb! Here is a picture of the outside; I wish I had a picture of the tavern!
It was built before the Revolutionary War and was also a site of the underground railroad, which is pretty cool too.
And now for the exciting news of the day . . .
I finished digging out my garden!!
There she is, all 143 square feet of her.
It was a strenuous, three-day job. I have to admit that I feel rather satisfied knowing I dug up all that sod by myself. Well, no, I guess that isn't exactly true. I did have help!
Annie found that the laundry basket was very useful in transporting her dirt.
And here, ladies and gentlemen, is all the sod that was once in that spot . . . it now fills up some flower beds and most of our sidewalk, while I wait for my dad to come pick it up.
This is really cute. Annie loves to stand up on cement blocks that are next to the grill, poke her head above them (she barely reaches) and say "aah-oooh" (hello). Do you see her little head??
Happy workin', everybody!