This area between the house and quilt shop used to be full of lilies which have all disappeared while the phlox invaded everything so I’ve been digging up all the phlox and turning all the soil, pulling out all the root balls I find. There’s also been a patch of hydrangeas that haven’t been trimmed down for many years so this was the year. Tomorrow I’m going to drag out my little tiller and turn more of the soil.
Here’s the first of many loads of cut hydrangeas – too bad nobody wants them because this whole area is going to be cut next.
Sometimes I cut them down in the spring but then I have to deal with all the leaves that fall into the stalks. I’m going to try it this way this year.
Once again I want to do these jobs, big and little. I’ve also said before many times that there is nobody to hire – what kid is going to put his mind to digging up phlox???? My window washers did come yesterday and washed the outside of all the east and south windows. 20 windows = $200. It s such a big job and I would be aching for days if I did it.
Karen G – I got the packet of old patterns – thank you!
I have missed some reader photos several times and I don’t know why they don’t post but here we go again. Fingers crossed.
Here is Ivy who visited today.
Here is Biscuit who lives in Michigan.
They could be twins!!
After this intense discussion we’ve had I have come to the conclusion – once again – that we’re all more alike than different… we’re all going to hang in there as long as we can doing as much as we can no matter the consequences. I’m very strong and very healthy and am perfectly capable of doing the work around here, hard labor or not. And I’m not patient. I don’t want to put it off till tomorrow if I can do it today. I have so many things I want to do and you’ll laugh at this – I want to do everything in my life FAST! That way I can do more of the things I love. When people ask me how I get so much done I want to ask them what they do with their 24 hours. We all get the same amount.
This has been a fun discussion and I have loved all the interaction from my readers. Hmmm…I wonder what else I can stir up.