A Weekend of Gardening

Greg and I spent the weekend trying to regain our hold on our little piece of paradise.  Oh my the trees around here deposit enough debris to drive the best of gardeners to distraction.  As we live on a fairly steep block, just walking to the letterbox and back is a workout in itself.  Multiply that by 1000, and pushing a wheelbarrow full of debris, who needs a gym!  Greg manned the bonfire and did the work of twenty.  Between kid wrangling and raking the driveway, as well as removing that last of the agapanthus from the backyard, my legs are somewhat reluctant to function normally today.  On the up side, I can now look out and enjoy the view, well except for the back footpath that is currently piled knee high with all the stuff Greg swept off the roof.  The previous people who built the house, designed it with a flat roof.  Not really sure what they were thinking at the time, as it collects everything.  The only bonus is, that the roof is safe to walk on without the worry of falling off easily.

The lawn is all nice and trim again, although with a couple more warm days, that will not last!  Considering it takes Greg 3 hours to mow (4-5 if he has to whipper snip), I know he’d love to only have to mow once a year.

One of the many piles just from the driveway. Photo doesn’t do it justice! I love my Bog boots by the way, so comfy.

Of course being so busy, we forgot to take before and after photos, so we are probably the only ones who will notice a difference, but that’s good enough for me.

Just planning his next adventure.

 

Of course, the ride in the wheelbarrow at the end of the day is a must, well for those under 5″.

Hope you had a great weekend too?

Jacinta x

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  • http://melbatoast68.blogspot.com Melissa

    My boys once asked why they didn’t have to mow the grass and I had to explain that their dad actually enjoys the task. He loves and neat the yard looks when he’s done. There is a great deal of satisfaction.

  • http://pumpkinsunrise.com karen

    It takes 1 1/2 hours to do our lawn and my husband “hates!” to weed wacked-which I assume is whipper snip over there? I bet you are thoroughly enjoying the workout you received and the beautiful view that was the result of your hard labor.

    • Jacinta

      Yes, l believe whipper snipper and weed wacker are the same thing. I kind of like the name weed wacker! Makes it sound more fun. Jacinta x

  • http://www.woolythyme.typepad.com steph

    I was just thinking that I really needed to attack what was my garden—-and now is just a jungle–before the cold sets in. (At our rate of season change, this may not happen this year again!!! I better not take that chance…..and I need the workout!!!!)

  • http://www.catfurtomakekittenbritches.com Christy @ cat fur to make kitten britches

    We spent a beautiful fall day recently doing this very same thing. I could barely walk upright the next day from all the bending and pulling I did, but it sure felt good to have things righted again in the yard. With being gone for such a long stretch this summer, things were way out of control!

    Whipper snipper?? That made me giggle….I have never heard it called that! I love the quirky little differences in our same-but-different language!