Who knew yesterday would be a sunny, breezy, mow –the- lawn- until –you- can’t -move day? The forecast was for “scattered showers”, but they must have scattered somewhere else because I never saw even one. I mowed the front parking area, otherwise known as “the pasture” and along the fence line. I like for both areas to be clear so we don’t get so many snakes in the yard. Probably not a real deterrent, but at least I can see them coming. Also managed to mow part of the yard before quitting. At my age and in “winter condition” it’s best to know when to quit!
I also did some pruning and pulled a few weeds. I have much, much more to tackle this week. We also need to get the new gas trimmer going and see how it handles. The old one had a gas line problem and had to be retired. It seems that we buy a new one every eighteen months. I need to buy another fifty feet of cord for the electric trimmer. I really prefer it for work around my flowers because it starts and stops so easily. Don’t have to yank a cord every time I need to restart!
Time to start putting some edging around the young trees and making it easier to mow near them. I also looked at each one yesterday and did an assessment of what else the yard needs. I want to plant cherry trees, but haven’t found any healthy ones yet. I looked at two Friday at Lowe’s, but I have to say that even though they were on sale, they weren’t worth bringing home. Each had been badly pruned at some time and one had an ugly knot and curve in its trunk. I did pull peaches off of our young peach tree yesterday. It had about twenty peaches on it and it is only old enough to sustain about six without damaging branches. Also trimmed a pine and one of the dogwoods.
Yes, folks, the squirrel has outsmarted me once again!! I was just bragging to Gary Thursday about moving the hanging “squirrel resistant” bird feeder to the end of the old clothes line pole where it had either missed the squirrel’s scrutiny for a whole week, or proven too slippery for her. Oh, no. Friday I looked out the window and couldn’t quite figure out what “brown thing” was hanging from the side of the feeder. On closer inspection, it proved to be the lock-in-place lid that had been removed and dropped to the side, where it had caught on one of the bars of the cage that encloses the feeder. So much for needless bragging.
Also awoke to the sad realization that something had removed the baby bluebirds from one of the next boxes. It was unlocked and the front lid was open. I guess I will have to put a second lock on it. I suspect that a raccoon was smart enough to figure out how to get into it. So far, the one in the back is still safe. It is up higher, has a different lock, and has a hanging wire cage beneath it that I installed last year to keep Babe away from it. May have to do something similar for the new one.
I didn’t take photos yesterday. I had let the battery run down in the camera. L All charged and ready to go for today!
Hope your Sunday is a blessed one!!