Monday, March 22, 2010

Been busy with yard work .......................

Gosh, it's been a whole week since I posted. We've had some beautiful weather, so I've taken advantage of the opportunity to get outside in the yard and work. By the time I've gotten inside at night, I've been too tired to even turn the computer on.

I spent two days raking up all the pine needles, sticks, and debris that accumulated over the winter on the front and side yards. I have two acres of yard, so I didn't do the back yard. I was exhausted and my arms were very sore by the time I finished. It took me another afternoon to load all the piles on the "buggy" and take them away.



Over the weekend, Hubby cut the grass and then put fertilizer down on the front yard. While he was doing that, I weeded and then worked my garden squares. I planted some radishes and lettuce. I've also got some onion sets to plant as soon as I can get back outside. Some of my herbs came back from last year and are looking good. I'm looking forward to fresh veggies from the garden.


I also got my flower beds cleaned out and weeded. We still need to put fertilizer on the back yard and lime over the whole yard. I may regret it this summer if I have to cut grass several times a week. But the yard really needed fertilizer.
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We got a little rain this morning, but the sun is back out now. Another beautiful day - I love this time of year.

6 comments:

KathyA said...

Seems we have a lot in common! Your substantial yard looks great! And I can imagine the soreness. It never ceases to amaze me that no matter how often I work out at the gym (and I do this a lot) one afternoon in the garden cripples me for the following two days!

Diane said...

That is a lot of pine needles; you have reason to be sore.

We also have loads of pine trees; I do love them.

Linda said...

Two acres of yard work? Unimagionable! I'd be more than sore if I did what I see you've done. I look forward to seeing the results of your work.

Arkansas Patti said...

Spring really does flex those winter tame muscles doesn't it. I have been pecking away here, not quite as ambitious as you.
Have fun and don't forget those long soaks in a hot tub.

sweetflutterbys3 said...

It's exciting to see that you are gardening already! I'm thinking of starting my cold weather veggies next month and I can't wait. I never get to really start planting my garden until after May 15th here.

Gilly said...

Two acres is HUGE! No wonder you are sore! But a beautiful place to live - even if it is a lot of hard work!