Mudcat Café message #3992251 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165433   Message #3992251
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
13-May-19 - 10:46 PM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
I also worked on yard stuff today. The house next door has been undergoing remodeling for ages, and one thing was to add a window (through the brick!) out to that side from the master bedroom's dressing room. That side of my house has a bed of cannas that have been ignored almost since I dug it and put them there (relocated from the front of the house). The last year or two they were puny, but some years they've been glorious, and I figure that now someone can actually look at that bed (also in brief view of everyone driving down the street) I'll give them a boost. And I have some of that gardening fabric in place, but only in a couple of spots around the bed where I don't want weeds getting in between the bed and the air conditioner/heater outdoor unit. In the past I've weeded away from the house and put down mulch, and who knows, this may be the year to do it again. Too bad I don't live near Dorothy's mill!

I walked down into my backyard creek today and looked around for fossils; lots of oysters and coral, and a big one that looks like fossilized bone. I brought them up in a bucket and they're on the wall beside the driveway. The creek itself is in constant need of cleanup, being an urban creek and it looks like every grocery store bag that ever escaped is strung up on roots and branches. I've threatened to get a kayak to patrol the beaches and pick that up.

I mixed up a wheelbarrow full of compost (from my heap in the back yard), commercial landscaper mix (lots of woodchips in it) and some other soil, to fill a few pots to finally get them planted. And I filled a watering can with 2 gallons of water and a dose of Spinosad (an organic insecticide) and poured it over the potato patch and another area. I will get a garden planted, but this year it's really really late.

More limbs are cut up from the front yard, with just one batch to be cut up after pickup on Thursday. I'll mow tomorrow (everyone else mowed yesterday or today, so mine really looks like it needs it.)