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Category: Yard work! | Posted: Thu May 04, 2006 2:59 am

I think I've mentioned a couple of times that our yard is divided into mini-yards. It has to be fenced to keep out javalina, skunks and deer. I'd like to say cats, but they just climb over.We don't have a lot of stray dogs but there was a coyote a couple of weeks ago. We have a dog that we keep in the yard. She has all the shots and tags but you never know what the other dog has.
Today, I scooted around the yard on my knees and sometimes my seat, cutting the grass and weeds out of the fence lines. You can't do it with the lawnmower and the weedeater doesn't get that which grows through the fence. Anyway, our weedeater bit the dust last fall and we haven't replaced it yet. I started with the small front yard, patio area. I deadheaded pansies and the rest of the daffodils and the grape hyacinths and trimmed the lower leaves off of the hollyhocks and pulled out some dead tulip leaves. I swept up more of the pollen thingies that fell off of the mulberry tree. I didn't have to do the herb garden because I just finished digging it and I cleaned between all the flagstones then. I did have to pull and cut grass out of the gravel path because when I dumped the gravel there last year I didn't put plastic under it. Dummy! I continued to Chance's big yard, our backyard. DR mowed it Tuesday morning. I guess that was yesterday. I cut around the honeysuckle and the lemon balm and the morning glories and around the bridge and down the little wash and up the little wash and under the swing and lawn chair. I did along the garden fence and up by the flower bed. I did along the fence to the new yard behind the big shed. It's too rocky in some areas to use the lawn mower, but it doesn't have grass yet except along the fence with the backyard. Chance's little yard just needed along the sidewalk. We put plastic under the graveled area. So, I was down to the work area. I have to move stuff around to cut the grass there. There isn't much because right now it's packed pretty full but I need to get to the fence that's covered with the climbing roses.I'll need a long sleeve shirt and gloves to do that area and I'll probably still end up full of thorn punctures. I can probably finish it tomorrow. I would have finished it today but about 3:30PM my knees said, "ENOUGH!!!" We'll see what they say in the morning. Then, I've got to get some things from the greenhouse into bigger pots or into the ground. I have some more seeds to plant. Since it's been in the 80's for more than a week, I think I can say it won't frost anymore.
We took the quilt off of the bed and are using flanned sheets now. Last night I was thinking that soon the flannel sheets could be packed away too. It does get cool toward morning though. Today, I was thinking maybe it was time to open some windows. We do have the door open except when Chance is inside. We don't let her in the front part of the yard. She thinks it's all right to run through the flower beds. I tried to tell her to use the path but she thinks it's easier to cut across.
I think I still need to rake up all the debris I cut today too. Compost most of it. I put some branches in the dumpster today. I found a few dead branches on a rose bush and they went into the dumpster so I wouldn't step on them or pick them up with grass and poke myself. Our yard is two lots. The big shed is on one lot and the house is on the other lot. The lots are about 55 by 90 feet, maybe. I haven't really measured the lengths but I know the widths is 55 feet. So, it's total approx. 110ft by 90 ft. It doesn't sound too big but it is to my knees. We have eight areas fenced seperately. I wonder why? Some were already seperated and some we fenced to keep Chance safe. Oh, well! More work tomorrow. Dooley

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jubabe296 wrote on Thu May 04, 2006 3:09 am:

That's alot of work you have done today!! I hope the knees are ok in the morning!!


Pinkiered wrote on Thu May 04, 2006 4:21 am:

Ok my! Im tired just from reading that! I can understand with the knees tho. My tend to scream pretty loud after more than 20 mins on them. I use scissors around my plants as I dont trust ppl with weedeatters anymore!

I cant wait to see pics of it all!


dooley wrote on Thu May 04, 2006 4:38 am:

Yeah! I don't blame you for not trusting people with weedeaters. I used scissors once upon a time myself. dooley


glendann wrote on Sat May 27, 2006 3:56 pm:

Like I said in another one of your blogs AMAZING TRULY AMAZING .
I use to do all that but I'm just to not able to do so anymore .I'm 63 and this old body can't take it anymore


dooley wrote on Sun May 28, 2006 3:16 am:

Well, I've had some surgery on my knees but they are still original. I was 65 on last birthday so some days I feel old. But, some days I forget I'm supposed to be old. Dooley

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