We finished painting for the year, a couple weeks ago. Here's a picture of the back of the house. There's still part under the deck that we haven't painted, will have to wait until next year. I wanted to do 2 more coats of varnish on the beams as well, just ran out of summer.
We got rid of the grass on one side of the front. We went and got 2 apple trees (Fuji and Honey Crisp) and a pear tree (Flemish Beauty), from Art's Nursery. The kids really enjoyed being driven around in the golf cart at the nursery.