The day was perfect – 60 degrees, sunny, no wind! We don’t get very many of these so even though I had promised myself to limit my strenuous outside work to 3 hours a day, I kept working until 3 pm when I literally sat down in the chair and fell asleep with Hazel who had been outside since 9 am, too.
Every summer we talk about hydrangeas and right now is the perfect time to dig, divide and move them. It almost takes an ax to cut through the large roots but I got two large tubs dug up and planted them by the barn.
Our soil is so black and so wonderful that most anything will grow but I always plant hydrangeas where they get partial shade.
Do you think the chickens loved looking for bugs and worms in that dirt?
I will move the rocks and chunks of cement another day.
Now if it would just rain a bit these hydrangeas would leap out of the ground! Tomorrow I want to get 30 asiatic lily bulbs planted. Last spring I was still recovering from two knee replacements but this year I’m ready to roll and I’m going to make up for lost time.
We spend most of our time outside on days like this – there’s always something to do and that’s why we live in the country, I guess. Margaret, the organist, will be gone from church tomorrow so it’s all me. Wouldn’t you think that after being a church pianist for 62 years I’d never be nervous? Not so – maybe not nervous but … anxious.
Here are a couple nice finishes :
Is J. Davidsaver reading this blog post? I’ve lost your email address but wanted you to see the “Cookie” is still with me.
I don’t watch Fox News so I was not familiar with this author – thanks to those of you who commented that you know her.
Today’s eggs – aren’t they beautiful?
I think I’m too tired to sew anything tonight.