Saturday, July 26, 2014
Spent about 5-6 hours in the garden today. It was great in the morning, cool and breezy...but the afternoon brought heavy humid heat and I gave up after about 2 hours. The pseudo well is ready for the capstones to go around the edge now. I have the old herb garden about dismantled and cleaned out. The new walk is dug, the gravel laid, and the initial layer of sand is down. I was able to get the log pieces up to the burn pile with a lot of other brush that will be in the next fire. I started a new garden section to accommodate the mass quantities of lilies that I have had to set out and love how it already looks. I still have a day or two worth of transplanting and new plantings to get down before Fall. Sister came up to see what I was doing and even though I walked her step by step on the layout of the garden, she just doesn't see what I see when she looks at the area. Doesn't matter. She's been out in the barn and found several really fun pieces of farm equipment to set out on display...more cleaning and painting, but nice eye catchers. The neighbor has agreed to pull out the old till and we'll aim for next Sat to get that done. I should have the next 5 nights to work on the place and that might get me to the last weeding before laying the leaf mulch for the winter. Next summer I want to add a fire pit or fire place and a water feature. Looking for little bird houses to set out for Spring. I have a big school house bell on a post to move from an isolated spot down into the garden. the wind chimes have been tinkling all morning and with the bird calls it has really been pleasant to be out there.
Went to DD's church for the annual fellowship tonight and really enjoyed being with her extended family. Lots of people noticed my weight loss and it was so encouraging. So..back to the Sunday routine in the morning and so glad to be alive.
Be blessed all and be a blessing!