May 31, 2012 | 5:10 AM PST
I don't know where all my energy came from yesterday. As soon as I finished two loads of clothes and got all the morning chores done, I hit the Back Forty. (I'm waiting on the linens to dry right now so that I can fold them up and get outside!) I've been pulling out the spent showy pink primroses in that big bed. They were a mess. It must not have been as hot or maybe not as humid as the day before. I got what they used to call "a monkey on my back." I had to quit and sit in the shade, but yesterday was gorgeous. I didn't seem to have to stop at all. I even pulled a bunch of weeds out of the defunct Biddy Barn. That's the huge area behind the Back Forty where one of the chicken pens used to be. Now it has 3 redbud trees, a damson plum, two large angel trumpets, two pink flowering almonds, and a forsythia. The ivy on the edge of the Back Forty was running away. What fun that was to pull! It was like the fruit at the bottom of the bowl. I just couldn't stop. I even pulled weeds in that neglected area beside the walkway to the shed. It was getting late, so I thought that I'd just sit and admire, but the next thing I knew I was picking up fallen mimosa blossoms. The lawn was covered with them and looked terrible! I sat again but not for long. I then started deadheading. One of the marigolds in the Rock Garden wasn't doing a thing, so dagnabit, I dug it up and put it in a pot. That caused the great pot shift. I moved some pots around. Well, evidently I still wasn't done. I dug up some of Aunt Winnie's moss. (I forgot the real name.) I put it in an old pot that sits on the edge of the woods. Not done yet -- I took cuttings from all my different coleus plants. I have two unique ones. I got a cutting of the hybrid variegated double impatiens. I sure would love to get a potload of those!
Then I walked down the driveway and checked the coon trap. Nothing. We've got a coon that walks around in the daytime, and I know that's NOT a good thing!
I hope to get back outside soon because it is supposed to really be hot today.
Mission for Today: Get back out to the Biddy Barn and finish pulling all the weeds.I hope I still have some energy.
May 31, 2012 | 8:55 AM PST
Don't forget to have a day of rest at least once a week!. Your so busy!The growing rewards are worth the energy,depleting yours and getting sick isnt!. Biff that hitchhiking monkey off your bod,it can blinkin walk or travel by tree!. Wishin you well!.