You may have noticed I didn’t post last night – I was simply too exhausted and my back hurt too much. I even left choir practice before it was over because I couldn’t sit on that bench any longer.
Now, here’s the thing – I CHOOSE TO DO THESE THINGS! Nobody is holding a gun to my head to do them and if I didn’t want to do these things, I’d move to town and sit in my recliner. When you tell me not to do these jobs, you’re stealing my identity. This blog content is sort of what I do day by day in rural North Iowa. If I don’t tell you these things, I have nothing to write unless I show you a quilt once a week or so. My mom’s favorite advice to me was “Mary, you make so much work for yourself!”
I love living here in the country and I want to do these jobs. I do not want to play games of any kind. What a waste of time! I’d rather scoop shit in the barn than play cards or golf, for example. And that doesn’t mean one shouldn’t play cards or golf. Mom used to play golf one full day a week and always wanted me to go along. No way.
So with that said, this is what happened yesterday – and Becky even came to help! I wanted this huge volunteer lilac bush taken out of my rock garden. It had wire wrapped around the base from years ago when I had goats who wandered in the yard and chewed on it. So the bush had the wire embedded into the trunk which meant we had to use a bolt cutter to get the wire out first.
Then we dug up one whole section of Karl Foerster grass and moved it along the ramp – like Connie suggested years ago.
So all the hydrangeas that we dug up along the ramp and replaced with grass I moved along the fence by the pump house. Fourteen of them! It will be so beautiful – in time.
Next comes cutting down all the existing hydrangeas because it’s much easier in the fall compared to the spring when they’re covered with leaves and winter debris. Most of these jobs could have been done in the spring but I have too much other clean up to do then.
So….last night I was exhausted and my back really did hurt but today I’ve taken things easy – I even had a nap this afternoon because for some reason I can’t sleep at night.
Around the farm…
With winter and a hard freeze coming, Rick dug Rosie’s grave now in case we need it this winter. Otherwise we’d have to hire a backhoe.
And here is the new cat tower. They’re not very interested unless I’m sitting there on the couch. And I haven’t had much couch time lately. When the weather changes and I’m stuck inside I’ll love to sit here and read.
So that’s Thursday on the farm – not much really – just some hard work that I choose to do. Living on this gorgeous little farm doesn’t happen by itself and I love to do it.