May 18, 2021
I’ve actually had a pretty good, busy day! It started with draining out the water off the top of the pool, which only took about an hour. Then, I debated with myself about digging out around the rose bush I transplanted a few weeks ago. It was already kinda late…but as you can see, I decided to go for it.
I could’ve waited until tomorrow…
Now, tomorrow, I just need to attach some wire to the posts. The posts are old telephone posts, my dad used for the dog pen. I don’t have any concrete in the ground…yet. I may not need to, but then again – the posts aren’t in the ground as deep as they should be. Oh, I broke one of the handles for the post hole digger. Oops! I could feel that it could possibly break on me, but I kept on going. It was old…and dry rotted, the handle that is. I think there’s another one around here. If not, it won’t cost much to replace the handle(s).
I also need to dig out the rest of the grass, but…that’s a chore for another day!
With lumber prices going out of site, I’m using and reusing what I can. I’m used to it…it’s what I do. It’s what my parents taught me to do. Sure, if I can buy new lumber – or whatever – but if push comes to shove. Yeah, I’ll do what I have to.
The Rose bush is where the red reflector is…what a difference a month makes. Less than a month…
I really struggled with my boyfriend, letting the wildflowers grow. He wanted the perfectly trimmed yard…I on the other hand, want something a little more natural…the wild flowers will eventually push the grass out, then I only need to mow that area when the flowers die off, and make sure no trees start growing. There’s no vines, so that’s a plus. Let them come back as they will. When I first started letting them grow, there was only a small patch, pretty much where the thickest group of white is – in the photo on the right. This would’ve been back in 2013, I guess. For the last two years my boyfriend kept it mowed down, despite my crying over the flowers…and the bees…and birds…I think he’s got it now!
Remember this photo?
I showed it to you on May 12 of this year. Well, the wrens have decided to go ahead and build!
No eggs…yet! We shall see what happens.
Oh, this song came on while I was working on this, just thought I’d share…no particular reason.
hope you have a great day!
thanks for stopping by!!
the fine art of soul to soil”
~ Jan Bills