Then I mowed the front yard.
Next was the ditch that I wasn't looking forward to. It's only been done the one time Elijah did it. It was long and wet. The bag clogged up every 15 feet and it was pretty frustrating. I have to bag it otherwise the clippings would blow in the pond.
See how long it was!!
Done!! (I had to go over it twice to clean up the mess!)
More weeds than plants. One of these days....
Do your hands look like this in the summer? Clean isn't much better than this. I wear gloves for some things, but not in the dirt.
This is the 100 foot bed down the ditch that I need to clean and plant. Normally it would have been done three weeks ago. Not sure what my problem is, but I am determined to finish it this weekend.
Then it was time to mow the corner. The wild roses and weeds have choked out the grass. There were leaves from last fall. What a mess.
It may not be green, but it looks a lot better. Three hours later in 80* weather I was finally done pushing the mower. Talk about a workout!
Oh, wait...I also mowed the end of the pond. :) I can't wait until the grass goes all the way around it. This looks so much better.
So I asked my husband to "rough up" the dirt along this fence so I could plant grass. He and Olivia decided to pull out a stump.
That hole was five feet deep! What a mess.
I should maybe rethink letting him loose in the back hoe! :)
It was a lot bigger than he thought it was going to be. He said that the roots still had ice on them. How's that for being the frozen North?
This morning I met the lady from Delta at Walmart. Turns out they were coming to town so she brought me six bales of straw and six bags of barley. Saved me a 200 mile trip! I don't know if these people are the cheapest in Delta, but I really like them so when they hay we will make the trip to their farm to stock up for the winter for Daisy.
Jezebel thinks she is human. She doesn't speak sheep. She doesn't speak chicken. She flies out of the pen to find us wherever we are.
Look the peas are growing!
And the Lawn Tractor is doing its job.
I went in the pool tonight and it was so warm. My friend Jen came up with two of her grown children. We swam and had a fire. An awesome night!! ( I started posting this about ten hours ago...so much has happened since then!)