Thursday, June 6, 2013
..making no apologies!
Spring has finally hit here in the north, the snow has all gone, the sun is shining, and we have had no rain, except for one light shower...
...it's hot... hotter than spring should be! I've always said we go right from winter to summer with virtually no spring in between... we've gone from minus temperatures one night to summer tanning temperatures the next!
I have been spending much of my time outdoors, trying to revitalize a sadly neglected garden... four years of neglect has had me boasting about the best crop of weeds you would ever want to grow.
I've spent a ton on plants, the first in four years, and I think I went overboard... I have no beds ready to plant them... yikes!!
While hubby has been away at "camp" (his job), I have been weed whacking, building fences, and moving "garden ornaments"... a big job for one small lone woman... but I wouldn't have it any other way... the garden is my domain and I would rather do it myself!
I've been manually digging post holes, in clay ground, and I have put up an old repurposed fence... the plan was for an "aged" look... it is white, and old fence salvaged from my sister... rustic enough with its flaking chippy white paint...
I've made two gates from the ends of baby cribs...
I've moved a huge pew (12 or 14 feet), a bathtub (not a cast iron one, just a modern one) and other smaller pieces... with nothing but my muscle and determination!
....and, I hate it!
Four days of hard work from morning to night, and I hate it... I mean, I am proud of the job I did, but I really hate the old white fence!
We live in a rustic abode, the white fence just doesn't suit the ambiance! I will be changing it... exchanging painted white square posts for round natural ones... white pickets and rails exchanged for natural wooden rails... I can already see it in my head and I feel it suits me better!
In my anxiousness to redo my garden beds, the decision to erect a fence to provide a sense of boundary for the "veggie" garden, I didn't think it through enough.. I imagined in my head this lovely little fence with all its charm, but it has left me feeling flat... in another location, another house, it would be lovely... but not here!
Anyway all this leads me to saying I've been reading blogs, but I have been having trouble leaving comments through Bloglovin'... and I haven't been posting much, but that is normal for me for summer... I'll post when I can...
...but, I make no apologies... life is good and I am taking time to enjoy Mother Nature's gift to us... I hope you are too!