Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Taking advantage of sunny weather

 July, 2009

How wonderful it was when part of this morning could be spent in the yard pruning bushes.  It wasn't hard work so I could stay with it about an hour before having to rest.  I started out putting it all in the wheelbarrow, forgetting that it is much easier to move once it all dies back and dries a little. Otherwise we're making a dozen trips to either the edge of the forest or the compost pile, according to what the wheelbarrow carries.

This afternoon I went out to trim the bushes by the air conditioner (which did not get pruned last year and grew way to large).  That proved to be quite exhausting so once I trimmed the bush by the AC, I left the others for tomorrow and moved to the backyard where the ornamental grasses needed clearing.   After about five minutes of that struggle... discretion got the better part of me and I went back inside.  Sometimes you just know when you are about to overdo it!

July, 2009

I must admit to standing at the fence of our raised bed garden and longing for the day we can plant (which will be around Mother's Day).  Not to mention the day we can start harvesting.  As a long time foodie, I know fresh food is not only healthier but has so much flavor... and how wonderful to be able to pick fresh veggies when income is limited.  Hubby has already bought the lumber to build the second raised bed, which we didn't have the funds to finish last year.

Another sunny day is expected tomorrow before a period of rain settles in.  I need to get as much pruning, raking, and generally clearing finished tomorrow as possible.  Hopefully, hubby will soon be able to get outside and start clearing what I threw on the lawn.  I need to clear all the old leaves and brush first (he is highly allergic to leaf mold).


Connie said...

Having the sun shine and feeling the warmer breezes makes you feel good doesn't it.
We had a sunny day again too and the sun went down beautifully tonight so we are promised a great sunny day tomorrow. God is so good.

Lisa in Texas = ) said...

Wow - you got a lot of things done. I have a list of things I want to get done - only have part of it done so far. And by the way your yard is beautiful. :o)
Lisa in Texas :o)

Anonymous said...

What a lovely garden! I've been working in my yard this week, too. Have much more to do. You take care.

Anonymous said...

WOW...what a gorgeous yard and garden area and so nicely fenced too!! I hope it will grow well for you this year!! Sounds exciting!!
Blessings, Elizabeth

Heather L. said...

I need to get out and plant some peas and swiss chard. As much as I want a garden, it's not my favorite activity. :) Isn't that terrible!!! My rhubarb is coming up -- I hope it is enough to actually eat this year.

Vee said...

Hope that you have just enough sunny and just.right.for.yardwork days. to get the job done at your pace. I'm glad that you are pacing yourself.