Monday, July 27, 2009

A Little Yard Work

Today, as I walked around the house ringing wet after mowing the yard, I realized that we almost have a lawn! I know the clean-up may not be popular with some of the townsfolk and all I have to say about that is that they don't have to try to mow it!

I will say that parts of it were pretty in a very wild kind of way. There were bulbs of every kind planted everywhere and fruit trees packed into the places in between. There were raised beds, walkways, and short walls-all full of flowers weeds, bricks, scraps of this and that, you name it. Basically, a lawn-mower's nightmare.

A little over 3 years later we can finally mow the entire lawn without shutting it off, picking it up, and lifting it over bushes, walls, rotting timbers and such. One of my little projects has been to dig up all the bulbs so that they can be planted in a more manageable fashion. There are enough bulbs even once we use all the ones we desire to share with neighbors and friends. My hope is to find enough homes of for the extras so that their beauty can be shared with others and that none will go to waste. We'll keep as many as we need for the moment and in a few years, we'll have tons more again. Maybe by that time we'll be ready to actually put some landscaping and in and will have given some thought on what will go in the new beds.

But for now, we're just enjoying the grass!

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