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.