Monday, April 20, 2009

Moving top soil ..........



I apologize for neglecting this blog lately. I have been working on moving top soil from our giant pile to needed places in the yard. I shovel dirt into my wheelbarrow, push it across the yard, dump it, then smooth it out with a rake. Then repeat, repeat, repeat .... My arms, shoulders, and back, which already hurt from arthritis, hurt even more now. If I keep this up I should develop some good muscles. As you can see, I've reduced the size of the pile dramatically.

I was hoping Hubbie would move the rest of it over the weekend. However, he informed me that it was too much work moving the dirt by hand. He plans on renting a "Bobcat" (a machine with a scoop on front) next weekend. He decides this after I had moved all that dirt by myself. Oh well, I guess it was good exercise - hopefully my back will recover some day.

We had a gorgeous weekend, but it's been raining today. We have a chance of severe thunderstorms with possible hail tonight and a tornado warning is in effect until 10 PM. Next weekend is suppose to be warm and sunny again. I just love this time of year. Everything is so green - the trees have leafed out and the fields are a rich deep green. My cherry tree is blooming, the azaleas are blooming, and the dogwood are in bloom in the woods.

3 comments:

Kathy said...

How helpful of him!!!
I'm with you on loving this time of year -- and within the next two weeks it will only get 'lusher'.

Carla said...

Sounds like a lot of hard work!

Your trees have leafed out? Ours have just started. The dogwoods are blooming, but the woods are still mostly brown. Hopefully, by May everything will be green.

Debi Kelly Van Cleave said...

Wait a minute. Didn't you say you were retired? lol

I don't know. There's nothing quite so satisfying as moving a pile of something, whether it's dirt or gravel or horse manure. Because you can really see that you did something. I wouldn't turn down the Bobcat though...

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