Monday, April 26, 2010

Monday Musings


This past weekend I got out and worked up some sweat in the yard. I have a project going to widen a gravel path that has somehow NARROWED over the years. And the path is somewhat ignored as the dogs jump the rocks bordering it and run their own path through the grass down to the woods...what to do? change the course of the path!!!
And so out came the shovel...

and away went the grass ( and lots of weeds mixed in!!!) I really felt like I was in a battle!!!

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While digging and moving the original rock wall, I killed 8 black widows!!!! gasp..I didn't even know we had them, although Justin had mentioned he thought he had found one on one of his weekend visits this year. I never saw it... gonna have Kurt spray in all the rocks and crevices.
I killed one snake and let one go, as it was just a little earth snake.
I picked up two dead baby birds that the dogs got to. The silly mama built her nest in the garage and while the babies were doing test flights, I am sure that is when the doggies got them..never had a chance!!! Carolina Wrens, got to be the most air-headed birds in the feathered kingdom...

Got interrupted when Kobe caught the cutest little biddy bunny baby. He DIDN'T EVEN HURT IT..NO MARKS OR BLOOD OR EVEN MUSSED FUR...that's a miracle folks! I heard it screaming bloody murder when the dogs were taunting it. Got them inside with the help of my deep voiced guys telling them to get inside, got Jonny to catch it (wearing gloves) and called my backyard wildlife neighbor, and she said BRING it on, She was already feeding two more babies... Hurrah! So Benjamin Bunny will be safe and live on....Just don't come back to my yard little one. Your dumbbunny mama should have known better than to have bunnies in a yard where 3 dogs roam!!!!!!!!!!!!

I got the liriope moved and covered the now bare clay path (clay...dirt of the south, ack) muddy muddy paws around here without putting a tarp down..and yes it rained right as I finished digging. Now for mulch and more gravel - one project down - 999,999 to go....sigh... :-) but it's good therapy even if sore for the muscles...Going on 50 and feeling it way more than I used to! But I do like to do it while I can.

Do any of you have the ultra soft Lamb's Ear plant??? It sends out its runners under ground and now I have it actually growing right on the walking path!!!
Got a lot of careful digging to do to put it back WHERE IT BELONGS! mercy...

And the rock wall is so jumbled from Kobe digging the rocks out of position looking for moles and voles..Naughty prey driven doggie!!!

Look at this stinker in this past photo...he is actually just laying in the bed totally unaware that there are fragile flowers and plants in there!!!!

While raking leaves out of the Rock garden I found these glass insulators that came from my Grandmama and Granddaddy's farm. I have had them outside in my gardens, but decided to bring them in , wash them up, and let their beautiful blue colors decorate my living room. They are a sentimental item...obviously. Rather have them here than covered with leaves!

Well...I better go work on those 999,999 other projects waiting in the wings...or they will never be accomplished..

Here's Gideon, waiting on me to hurry up and go outside so he can be there, BUT also be with me, my little velcro dawg.

Thought for the day:

"The wise woman builds her house,
but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down." (Proverbs 14:1)

Asking God continually for wisdom. :-)

Thank you for continually lifting prayers to our Lord for our military warriors.
God bless them and keep them. Grateful for all of you in the supportive battle back here at home in America.


Mari said...

Thanks Julie for your precious comment today, and for your understanding and encouragement! You are so special in my life right now...thank you for being there and being willing to share your experience and wisdom! I love you so much for being YOU!!

Cindy Lou said...

Julie...I am not a yard person and would for sure die if I found a black widow or even a snake!! I scream over a bee!!! Love the path though!

Love the pictures...especially the one of your dog laying in the flower bed!! Enjoy your day and staying busy is the way!! Blessings from Georgia!!

Julie Harward said...

I would not work about in my yard if there were snakes in there... I just hate them! Even spiders I can handle but not snakes.
The dog looks so cute sitting there reigning over the flower bed! You have been busy..have a good week :D said...

I noticed that my garden path seemed to be more narrow too. I hope I don't run into any black widows when I get around to fixing it!!

billypandnikkysmom said...

Julie, if I ever came upon a black widow I'd be MOVING OUT!!!! A snake for get it!!!!! Do not do bugs or snakes or anything that crawls...actually I don' tlike being outside...just to the beach and back LOVE TO SIT in the sun & swim but when it's time to go I WANT TO GO!!!!! Never played in the dirt when I was little HATED IT!!! Don't like to plant flowers, I pick them out put them where I want them and Mr. P gets to work!!!! But I'm glad you had a good day working ask me to clean a house I'D BE ALL OVER THAT!!! I LOVE TO CLEAN :) SERIOUSLY I LOVE IT!!!!!!!! Hope you have a great night!!!!! Blessing & hugs & prayers!

Dianna said...

I'm finally making my rounds trying to catch up on some blog reading and leaving comments.

You were one busy lady over the weekend! The pictures were great! I especially liked the first one of the cat! And I had to laugh when I saw Kobe enjoying your lush green resting place. :)

Glad you have all of these projects to keep you busy. I used to think that working like that is what kept me young...but not so sure about that now. lol

You asked about Georgia. I've e-mailed her, but haven't had any response. I'm guessing that she and Amber are really busy right now...trying to spend as much time together as they can with Amber leaving for college in the fall, plus Joel getting married. I'm not really sure just when that is, but I do know that Georgia was concerned that she wasn't going to get the quilt done in time for the quilting lady to do her job. I'm sure she and Amber would both appreciate our prayers.

Okay...I'm off to bed! Take care, my friend! I'm taking a holiday tomorrow...going to visit my cousin (who has a green house and has started some plants (flower) for me)! Can't wait!

Miss Gracie's House said...

Oh, what adventures you had in your own yard:) So very thankful that you heard from your special marine...I'm sure this fear thing is constant for your mama's heart! I will pray...

The Tin Rabbit said...

My brother was bitten by a spider and almost died...I'm scared of them ALL! Love your beautiful walk...You've been busy! Have a lovely day and watch out for those spiders! XO

Manuela@TPOH said...

Yikes! I found a snake SKIN in my front yard yesterday! Creeps me out - I hope the snake went down the road! Snakes and spiders = Yuck!

That's quite a job there. I find digging so much harder than it used to be. I used to be able to be outside digging up suff all day and never feel. Now I have to pace myself!

Maxie (my own velcro dog) loves to just lay in my flower beds. He's partial to the hydrangeas though and likes to dig a little hollow out underneath them!