Friday, July 12, 2013

Summer Yard Work

It’s hot today. Although I can’t complain because we’ve had great
summer weather so far. Though the combination of the constant rain along with very hot sunny days in between has made everything grow like crazy.

And the frogs have gone wild. Here’s a little guy that scared the daylights out of me. I stuck my shovel in a pile of dirt, and out he hopped. Right at me. Yes, I screamed like a girl. Eewww!

We have a bit of land we're working to clean up so Lucy has a larger place to play and chase toys. And so we can play yard games when family comes to visit. I’ve been picking up sticks and hacking weeds when it’s not raining. I’m planning on being out there again tomorrow.

The garden is almost finished. I’ll be laying down some cloth and mulching this weekend so you’ll get some more pictures next week.

I think every girl should have a pair of steel-toed work boots and some well-worn leather gloves. And wear them with her pants tucked in. That’s to keep out the nasty chiggers. They came as an awful surprise earlier in the year. I don’t care what I look like; I’m not getting them again. Besides, don’t you think this just screams sexy?

This was during the grab-a-cold-one-I'm-tired phase of yard work. Have a lovely weekend folks!


  1. Putting on boots and gloves changes your whole mindset and makes you feel so much tougher and capable. At least, it does for me. :) Go, you! Can't wait to see your progress.

    PS Send rain.

  2. Will do. We've had enough for everybody. :)