Mudcat Café message #3993052 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165433   Message #3993052
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
19-May-19 - 12:42 PM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
Sunshine and humidity following a day of heavy storms means it's tempting to head outside, but it's an all-day sauna if I actually try it. That said, I have some outdoor furniture to move around and I'm hoping a friend will come by and help me move them. I can do it by myself, but dragging this stuff is noisy and leaves marks on the pavement.

There are two ~ 8" diameter limbs that I need to finish cutting off the vitex tree in the front yard, each is around 5' long (the remainder of much longer limbs). One is partially sawed through using the bow saw and I go out and work on it a few minutes at a time. Once I get through the first one it'll be easier to reach the second one. That will declutter the front yard of a troublesome bit of tree that I used to either duck in time or hit my head on when mowing and wearing a ballcap (blocking view of it). With the additional sun I can put some lambs ear out there, and it happens a bunch of it has escaped and is growing behind my nextdoor neighbor's back fence, so I'll rescue it from regular mowing and put in the exposed bed. I have other flowers to put out there also. Two lantanas there need to be chopped out (I trimmed down to the roots and they keep trying to come back now. Lantana is tempting, but it is usually a mistake.)

I have more pots ready to move to the front porch patio, and who knows, maybe I'll decide to rearrange the stone wall at the side of the house (free of mortar, just stacked limestone slabs). I built it to provide some shade for the pots out there, but it could stand to be moved a few inches closer to the house.