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Still pulling weeds!

Category: Yard work! | Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 1:54 am

Here I am three weeks later still pulling weeds or maybe I should say pulling weeds again. It's still hot here but it's in the 90's so it's not as hot as 105 or above which some of our members way north of us are having.Still, hot is hot and not very inviting to work outside in for long. dr has been working on his shed all month, too. He has the majority of it finished. When he was putting up the roof rafters and sheets of metal roofing, he would install a rafter and come inside and drink a bottle of water, go back outside and put up the roofing sheet and come back inside and drink another bottle of water. After about the third time he would have to change his wet clothing. He was running out of shirts to change into so he got up early one day and washed a couple loads of his laundry. He got it all hung out on the clothesline and it started to rain so we went and brought it inside. It stopped raining and we hung it back outside. It started raining and we brought it back inside. He was also trying to get some work done on his shed. We hung that laundry outside four times before dr deemed it dry enough to stay inside. But, with all the taking the clothes in and out because of the rain we got less than half an inch. We have lots of rainy days but not much of a downpour. Still, we are getting more than most of the country.
All the rain does make the weeds grow and Texas grows some very large weeds. I went out three days and pulled big weeds along the fence in the back yard and around trees and bushes and pots of herbs. It took me four yard wagons to haul it all out. I didn't put it in the compost because of the seeds and because some of the stalks were heavy and stringy and would take a long time to break down so I pulled the wagon out to the creekbed road and spread the weeds along where the water had carved ruts and holes. I wanted to water the bushes and trees but it was to sunny and hot so I will get up early before the sun is too high and water them. Next, I will do the front yard. I gave up on the garden because the crickets and grasshoppers are eating everything. When I went to pick the peppers they all had holes, some of them about half gone. What do you do about grasshoppers? Some are three or four inches long. dr says, "fish bait." We haven't been fishing since we moved to Texas.
The farm market hasn't been open for three weeks now because most of the people are having the same trouble with the heat and grasshoppers as I did. The peas dried up and the okra dried up and the tomatoes turned leathery. There was a man there last week with watermelons and I told him to let me know if he'll be there this week and I will come and keep him company. There is another man who is having a big yard sale and he said I could come set up my stand with him but I don't know about doing that this week. I'll have to think about it. It's really too hot to stay out all day. I guess summer time isn't like it was when we were kids or we were just able to take it more than we do now that we are "older." How old do you need to be before you can be "old." I know that senior discounts start at varying ages and the retirement age is 65 although that is going up again. People are working longer.
Well, I've moved away from the pulling weeds and working outside.
I'll let you know when I have all the weeds pulled. dr has his shed about finished and is busy filling it up.
We do get things accomplished, just not very fast.


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SongofJoy57 wrote on Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:30 pm:

It sounds like you all have been working very hard. I have often wondered the same thing. We did not have air conditioning when I was at home. I never paid much attention to the heat or cold as a child. I wonder if having air conditioning makes us where we cannot tolerate the heat now. I guess before air conditioning we just dealt with the heat because there was no better solution.


SongofJoy57 wrote on Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:31 pm:

(except making ice cream or lemonade, playing in the creek, etc . . .)

mart wrote on Fri Jul 27, 2012 7:04 pm:

Maybe you had better start fishing again !! Will help with the grasshoppers and give you a break from grocery store prices for fish !!
PS,, the hoppers are just as bad here !!


glendann wrote on Sat Jul 28, 2012 7:59 pm:

You two work way to hard.I enjoyed ya'll visit.I will sure enjoy my tote bag you brought me for my birthday.It is very pretty material.dr I had a great time reading your story .I had quiet a aughs from it.


glendann wrote on Sat Jul 28, 2012 7:59 pm:

You two work way to hard.I enjoyed ya'll visit.I will sure enjoy my tote bag you brought me for my birthday.It is very pretty material.dr I had a great time reading your story .I had quiet a laughs from it.

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