Around here when the sun shines we go outside. With several dry, mild days this week, we have been able to cross a few things off our to-do list.
You may recall that we had the fir hedge taken out last fall. this week we finished cleaning up the area and put up a property line fence where the original fence was before it was swallowed up by the hedge.
On the lower property line, where there is open exposure to the neighbors, we planted more Arborvitae. As they grow we will keep them at an easily prunable height.
Tom got the rest of the winter pruning done and the clippings picked up.
Today I worked on the lawn for an hour before going to get a hair cut. I raked up debris in preparation for mowing the lawn.
This may seem unimaginable for those of you who are still deep in winter, and we don't usually mow in February either, but with this early spring, everything is growing.
After I got back from getting my hair cut I started cleaning out the flower beds. With tall fir trees overhead the beds are full of cones and twigs. A few perennials still need clipping . I got a good start on the job.
By 4:00 the mosquitoes were buzzing my ears. I stopped and put on some spray repellent and worked until 4:30. I managed to escape with only one bite. Damned bugs.
It was 61° today. The weatherman says we will have clouds tomorrow, and rain by late afternoon. Hopefully we'll get in a walk and a bit more gardening, that is, if we aren't to stiff and sore to move.
It looks like an on-and-off-again rainy week to come. You gotta' make hay while the sun shines around here.