Wednesday, March 30, 2016

What? You Gotta be Kiddin' Me.

The azalea bed won't weed itself?  No matter how I ask it to?  All 40 feet must be weeded on my hands and knees?  Really?  Poison ivy, ticks and annoying mosquitoes won't quake in fear when I kneel there with my knee pads securely fastened against the flat river rocks along the bed front?  They will still be there and I'm gonna sweat!?  Me?  Sweat?

 Sore haunches you say?  Duck walking will make me hurt?  Well, then I suppose I can't charge $$$ from my annoying next door neighbors who swarm outside to watch my upturned bottom as I wrongly bend at the waist to pull the longer weeds.

That's OK.  I am done for now, but back out again after the rains.  Those will start tomorrow.  I have 40% finished now.

I have three years worth of weeds out there to get.  I was not able to weed previous to the surgery and no one could be paid to do it.  So now, no excuses dang it...I have to do it.  SO...I started.

You can see the blurred (on purpose) flat river rock behind this guy.  He's blooming right there alongside the 40 ft. flower bed.

Live long and prosper, as Spock says.


  1. Dearest Carole,
    Guess the Dutch proverb: 'A good start is half the work'... will be valid. I'm fighting the load of old photo albums to scan and that looks overwhelming but I HAVE to get it done so I'm ferocious and yes, next year in the spring I will be out in the garden too! Finally catching up on life. So many years with surgery kind of made things getting stuck on shelves. But like you say, nobody can do it for us, no money to pay for that and besides, it's done best by yourself. And we will get it done. Than the happy dance! Neighbors watching or not!

  2. Did Katie watch through a window? Hoping the remainder will come up easily after the rain.

  3. Oh that sounds a lot of weeding....! Please be careful not to overdo it. We have a teeny tiny yard area and it needs weeding desperately. I'm still hoping it will weed itself :-)

  4. oh no you poor thing! Weeding is the WORST!! What about your son or a young, strapping neighbor?? catchatwithcarenandcody

  5. Don't wreck that precious back of yours! Why not let nature take over and call it a wildlife sanctuary?? MOL!

  6. The tulip photo is beautiful! Weeds can be very unpleasant as can be actual weeding! ;p

    the critters in the cottage xo

  7. I think you should invite one of your son's over- he can weed and you can make him a nice meal. :)

  8. Hi Sis!
    I understand this your have your own histories and your aware and grateful for the effort your made to get it right when your turn came to be parents. I love you with your kneel pads pads recorely fastened in the flat river when I had with you a long time time Ago.
    plases small time to do my way 13-1-2012. yours are before at shopping after on roads your unfortunately in happining. Thank you very much for 2016 calendar all of other cuntry.
    I love you always Sis!
    Sis.KATIE.Miyuki.and Victoria.

  9. What a picture you paint!!! lol I would have been jostling with the neighbours to get a good view of this event! You could sell tickets and serve tea and cakes!! The tulip is beautiful xx

  10. You're weeding your yard and I'm weeding my possessions as I am moving in about a month. When did I accumulated all this stuff?

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