Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Out In The Yard

Yesterday was yard work day, and I'm happy to report that I actually felt well enough to do it! It's been a long time since my body would allow me to do this kind of work all afternoon. I have finally found a cure to all my chronic pain, and in a few weeks I will have a very long post explaining in detail my miracle! (My dad already knows, so don't give it away, Gene!) You can also see that the squirrels continue to enjoy the Squngee, and I think it's time for me to raise it up higher so that they will have to jump for the corn.

The bushes needed trimming very very badly, and this was all I was able to do in one afternoon (I'm not back to my old self completely), and I will have to get back out there again in the next day or s
o to finish up. A lot of my bulbs and perennials needed deadheading. I love to sit on my front porch, but when I'm out there, trying to relax in the rocking chair or read a book, all I ever do is see the weeds and the bushes growing up over the walkway! Hard to relax when you are constantly reminded of the work you should be doing.

The veggies are still coming right along. Nothing to harvest quite yet, I'm hoping that the tomatoes will be ready soon. Lots and lots of peppers. I'm not sure why I planted them, I don't eat peppers. James will have to enjoy them. I've got four varieties out there, so he'll have plenty to choose from. Seems like the deer haven't been bothering them too much lately, although James said last night when he came home from work (after midnight) the deer were right there on our street. If the missing leaves on my bushes out front and the vanishing buds on my lilies are any indication, I can say with confidence that the deer probably visit our yard every evening. We've actually seen them coming out of the woods right behind our house, and walking along our side yard, front yard, and then over to the empty
lots across the street. Love to see them, they are beautiful, but gosh darn it stop eating my plants!

We ended the day with another beautiful sunset on our block of Greenfield Way. (With a name like that, no wonder the deer love our street so much!)


  1. Glad you are feeling better, Sandy. Hope you continue to have no pain!!!

    Your veggies and yard are really doing well.

  2. Your veggies and garden look great. Very green!!

  3. Hey farmer girl your veggies look great. You "gotta love" them deer. Wait till they see your red mater's....