Another Day of Yard Work

Another day of yard work today. As much as I would like to go out on the two-tracks and waterfalls, I need to get things done around here, that and I don’t have the money.
Today I hope to get the remainder of the leaves and crap picked up, and get my Lupine transplanted.
Yesterday I widened the mowing area by about 50 feet. This is an area that I’ve wanted to get mowed down for some time now, but just haven’t. There’s some really tall grasses that grow in part of the area, over six feet tall.
Also, found the first tick of the season crawling on me. I hate those fuckers! I guess it’s time to put the Deet on before going out in the thicker stuff.
Oh yes, one more thing I need to get done today… Spray the barn with vinegar to help get rid of the smell and to help keep squirrels out.

Morning Glories Are Planted

Yes they are, the morning glories are in the Earth. They look a little stressed, but hopefully they’ll pull through, and not get frosted. I still have Moon glories to be planted, but they’re doing OK in their little pots…so far. Another plant I have to get in the ground are Lupine. They will go along the garage behind all the seeds I planted.
I got some raking done in the back yard, but it was just too damn hot to do much. Our high temp for today was 83°F and windy with winds almost to 30MPH.

Morning Glories

Things…

I was thinking of taking today off from work and do some hiking, but I really can’t be bothered, maybe later in the week. Instead, I’m going to transplant my over grown Morning Glories that I started in little starter pots quite a bit too early and their growing like mad. It might be too early to put them in the ground, but I have to do something with them so I’m going to take the chance and hope they don’t freeze.

Garden Work III

Done, well mostly anyway. Today I dug up the remaining few chunks of sod, raked it out and put in seed. The seed didn’t go as far as I thought, so I ordered more and will be here tomorrow. I also put up the netting for the Morning Glories that will be along the brick wall. From a short distance, the netting can’t be seen with the exception of a little where it covers the windows.

Finished

Netting on brick wall

Netting on brick wall

Current photos of Grizwald and Eli

Current photos of Grizwald and Eli

Garden Work II

Almost there, almost. I only have a few squares of sod to go, I just couldn’t finish it today, though I did get the willows transplanted. I’m saving the sod strips and squares for another project. I plan, hopefully, put them down outside the back door where all there is some gravel and stuff, though I have to wait for that until the snow melts back there, not much sun.
Anyway, this project should be done tomorrow, including seeding of the wildflowers.

Trip to Town

We had to make an early trip to town for groceries. We normally shop Thursday or Friday during our lunch time so we don’t have to waste the weekend time, but plans for the weekend were screwed up due to Dawn’s boss being a power hungry bitch. She wouldn’t let Dawn know if she could have Monday off until the very end of day Friday. Long story short, she was refused the day off.
Anyway, we headed out for town of a dreary rainy day, but knowing the rain would stop soon, I brought my camera, as I always do anyway, in hopes to get some shots off of some wildflowers I’ve been seeing on the drive to and from work.
Score! The drive back home was a success, with even a couple wildflowers I hadn’t seen before.

Blue Vervain - Verbena hastata 081614.01.1024

Blue Vervain – Verbena hastata

Evening Primrose - Oenothera biennis 081614.02.1024

Evening Primrose – Oenothera biennis

Evening Primrose - Oenothera biennis 081614.01.1024

Evening Primrose – Oenothera biennis

Wild Mint - Mentha arvensis 081614.02.1024

Wild Mint – Mentha arvensis

Wild Mint - Mentha arvensis 081614.01.1024

Wild Mint – Mentha arvensis

Cardinal Flower - Lobelia cardinalis 081614.02.1024

Cardinal Flower – Lobelia cardinalis

Cardinal Flower - Lobelia cardinalis 081614.01.1024

Cardinal Flower – Lobelia cardinalis