Wednesday, June 16, 2010

In the garden again...............

We have a robin's nest in the front tree.  I guess they thought the tree in the back by the deck was too noisy for them this year; what with all the squirrels, chipmunks and Molly running around.  Dh was just saying the other night, how fat all the squirrels are around our place!!  As I said they are well fed........


One of the jobs I did on Tuesday was to trim some trees which resulted in me having a huge pile of branches on the firepit.  As yet I haven't got the emerald cedars planted.  That I am hoping is Wednesday's job.



I ended up trimming more bushes and trimming off the shoots that grow off the side of trees.  I also trimmed the old lilac bush as well, as I had hardly any flowers this year, so maybe a haircut will do it good.



The only problem with having a fire is that you end up stinking of smoke.  So I am sitting here thinking I must go for a shower, as I can smell is smoke!!

Got the rest of the potatoes weeded, but that was it for the weeding.  There is just too many jobs to do in the gaarden and not enough time in the day.........everything will get done all in good time I guess.

It's short and sweet tonights post, as I am  tired!!

Enjoy your Wednesday.

11 comments:

Lakeland Jo said...

Sounds like a productive day. I love fires and I would love my own fire pit ( not enough space in the garden). I do have little bin fires and you are right- stinks of smoke afterwards,everything in the wash...

Bluejeans Needlework said...

Your burn pile was huge! You sure did trim a lot didn't you... Your yard looks wonderful. These days I have to get out early in the morning before the heat chases me back in the shade. ha.

Want some more squirrels? I have raccoons also! Might be a few tree frogs you can have that scream all night long on the front porch... Just let me know and I'll ship them all to you! ha.

Jean :)

Denise said...

It looks lovely and green up there. That's the nice thing about living in the country. You can have outside fires to get rid of yard debris. My Dad used to do this and it cut down on what he had to put out for the refuse collectors. I haven't lived in an area for years where we can build a fire. On Wednesdays we have special yard waste trucks coming around. Monday and Thursday garbage, and on Thursday an extra truck for recycling.

To answer your question you left on my post, I think it depends on the actor regarding the price of autographs. Son told me that some were charging $15, others $30 and even $60. I suppose it depended on their popularity. When you think that thousands of people come to these things, it is very much worth their time to come to these events.

An English Girl Rambles

Decadent Housewife said...

We haven't a single squirrel out here. Looks like you've been getting good rain - all the green.

Patty said...

Hope the smoke smell is gone by now. LOL I know what you mean, there just isn't enough time to do all we want or need to do. Only thing I can figure, at least on my part, it takes me longer to accomplish a job now compared to before when I was younger. But then I'm quite a bit older than you. After mowing the backyard on Monday, my hair was soaked from sweating, so I figured after I cleaned the mower underside, I would take a bath, then wash my hair. Got the bath, then it was time for lunch, husband and Granddaughter, so I fixed that, did up the dishes and went to set down for a few minutes and wind some rug yarn into balls, and dozed off, saw the time and started supper, we eat early, I have it ready when daughter gets home from work, so we eat around 5pm. Then I thought ok, will wash the hair after supper dishes are done, then I thought, that's too close to bed time and it will just get messed up, will wash it first thing in the morning, then when I got up, figured, I'm getting a shampoo and cut at 11, will make him work for his money, so I never did get it washed before I went to the hair dresser. LOL Have a great rest of the week.

Grumpy Old Ken said...

And I've just slabbed my grass. You make me feel quite guilty! Mind you, I've still got plenty of pots.

Stephanie V said...

You got such a lot done. I admire how you stick at it despite the pain and fatigue.

I know what you mean about the fat squirrels- we have 'em too. But in a way I'm happy to keep them healthy and less prone to disease. They're so sad when their fur is gone or they're thin and starved looking.

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

A busy time of year Gill. Great picture of the robin nest - hope you see some young. A x

Karine said...

Fire pits always smell so good :o)

As for the lilac bush, the trim will do wonders, you'll see. My mom had hers trimmed one year the the following spring it flowered like crazy!!!

Rose said...

Though I would be taking a shower, too, eventually....I sure enjoy the smell of woodsmoke.

Cathy said...

Hello Gill
You seem to be on the go all the time - did you realise how busy you would be when you moved out 'to the country'?
You have done an enormous amount of clearing and the place looks so very different to the first photos you published a while ago.
So Good on Ya - I'm sure you must see the fabulous changes and as you said ...everything will get done in good time
Take care
Cathy