Monday, May 4, 2009

Weekend Weed Warrior

I hate weeds. Despise them. Our yard was filled with the evil things thanks primarily to the previous owners who let the place go "au natural" for years. I mean it was n-a-s-t-y - thistles four feet high the summer we moved in. Five years later and it is looking better in spots, but oh how I wish I could afford a professional landscaper to take care of it all.

Most of the trees and bushes on the property were so overgrown and diseased they had to be removed. My major task on Saturday was to remove the stumps and roots from four of the bushes that previously blocked the baywindow in the front of the house. I learned how to use a nasty looking tool Michael called a pick ax, although I'm sure its proper name is something else. Gotta tell you that is rough work!

There are some beautiful plants throughout the yard and I've managed to salvage a lot of them, particularly in the back yard. I'd like to tame the back yard so it can be a calm quiet spot for Michael to sit and enjoy the flowers. Right now, however, there is a huge hole in the yard where a tree once was, thistles are starting their annual battle to take over the yard, there's wild garlic growing. I have my work cut out for me.

Still gaining ground on the interior work too! I washed, ironed and re-hung all the curtains in the dining room and kitchen, washed most of the china cabinet items, put away retreat items, set up the sewing machine, and loaded a quilt onto the frame. We went to Ikea and found some sheets for the bunk beds that are going in the sewing room for our guests. Oh, I also did the grocery shopping and laundry.

Phew! No wonder I needed to return to work to rest up!


vickysplace1 said...

Hi, dropped by to read your blog. I was touched by your courage!

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

You sure got a lot done! Now you do need some rest. Hang in there!

Piwacket said...

I'm exhausted just reading the blog! Yay to you, Cathy, for accomplishing so much.