Friday, May 3, 2013

Privacy Gone!

This past fall and winter saw the small house behind us demolished and a large duplex condo being built.

I never really realized how much I valued my privacy until this started to go up.
Compared to the houses around it this "thing" dwarfs them all. I would need a 10 foot high fence to get any privacy at all. Guess that this is something I will have to get used to. I am just glad that I do not live in one of the houses right beside it. Poor Harvey the ultimate farm boy is having a problem with this. Me, the city girl is as well. It was so nice not to worry about others being able to see in the yard. Now the back decks on this building will have direct sight lines into our yard. Hope we don't have nosy neighbours!!!

Harvey got busy today outside. The yard is raked, and ready to be dethatched, and so he decided it was time to get my wooden planters out.

He washed most of them and then decided they needed a coat of Minwax stain.

The coat of stain really brightened them up.

Even though our backyard privacy may be down to almost nil, I am still going to make my yard as beautiful as I possibly can.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.


  1. Well, maybe they'll appreciate your lovely yard (though I certainly understand how you feel!)

  2. Oh Jackie, that sucks! Sorry, but that was the word that came to mind, lol. The neighbors behind us cleared out the jungle that was along their fence line and now, we can see them and they can see us, so I can sort of relate to you. But not on the scale you're dealing with.

    Is there any kind of fast-growing trees you could plant along your fence line?

  3. DW, I hope so too. I tease Harvey quite often with the "Guess we can't be out in our undies anymore." Perhaps they will be at work all day and we will be able to enjoy our yard.

    Patty, the vegetable garden is along the fence (extending out some 20 feet or so of course) and gets the right amount of sun. Guess we will just have to put up with the "invasion of privacy".