right now

right now

Sep 10, 2012


Today is the first day in months that we have seen a high temperature only in the 70's, and I can't even begin to describe what that does for my mood and motivation!  Even though these temps mean only one thing right now...WORK... the work is so enjoyable now.  As you all know by now I didn't do one thing this summer except harvest and canning, so that means the garden, er, weeds are about 12 feet tall.  Here's a quick post and then I need to get back at it!

Hubby's taking the back yard and the heavy initial "clearing" while I'm taking the front yard today to try and get some curb appeal back.

No joke... these ornamental grasses are 10 feet tall and were obscuring our pathway to even get out of our gravel perennial garden/seating area.  I had already forgotten I had a yard and garden beyond this "walled in" room!

This is the view looking out my back door.  This is a deck, so it's crazy how high the grasses grew this year, this area is probably at 10-12 feet tall.  See how easy it was to forget the garden mess this year?  Out of sight, out of mind :)


Paused to enjoy a flower in the barrel pond...

They are here!!!

I won't know how they work for awhile yet, I plan on using up the open boxes of metal lids first.

We had a great day at a big event here Saturday, but that will have to wait another day, I need to get back out and man my scythe!  I imagine it will take the better part of a month to get the homestead whipped back into shape and it won't happen by itself, it's already proved that :)  We are actually supposed to have a low in the upper 60's tonight which will feel fantastically arctic compared to the past few months, I'm hoping for an open window kind of evening!