It's been a while, but today I was able to continue working on the perimeter of the spruce grove. I started off at the little maple I had stopped at, last time, and made it to the fence line. 😀 The last time I went through the area, looking ahead to what needed to be … Continue reading Clean up: Spruce grove perimeter, reaching the fence!
Another lovely day for yard work! The girls were awesome and hauled away what I took down yesterday, while I made a run into town to get the prescription refills that got missed yesterday. By the time I got back, they were just finishing, and I could get started! ❤ Before I started on the … Continue reading Clean up: spruce grove, further down the line
Yes!!! It is finally done! The maple grove/west yard trees are now finally cleared, trimmed and cleaned up. After this, there will just be the basic maintenance to be taken care of in this area for the rest of the year. Aside from maybe trimming the tall stumps, if we get a full size chainsaw … Continue reading Clean up: west yard trees – FINISHED!
It's been a much cooler day today, so I took advantage of it and continued working along our west fence line. In all, the before and after photos below represent about 2 1/2 hours work. This includes pausing to take some video, and also pausing to drag away the branches and tree trunks I took … Continue reading Clean up; west fence line, moving north
I wrote up my last post while taking a hydration break from working in the maple grove. By the time I was done, I found myself nodding off at the keyboard. I figured lying down wouldn't be a bad idea. Three hours later... 😮 But, I've got it done as much as I can for … Continue reading Clean Up: Maple Grove, evening progress
We had some much more pleasant temperatures today, so I headed out to do some work in the maple grove this evening. After the tree care guy came to give us an estimate, I decided to focus first on clearing the old garden path. Whether we hire these guys, or the company coming to give … Continue reading Clean Up: Maple Grove, garden path
It's been another scorcher today, but I decided to work on the lilac row in the West yard. It was shady, and I made sure to have a water bottle with me to stay hydrated. By mid-afternoon, though, the sun had moved far enough that my shade was gone, and it was time to stop. … Continue reading Clean Up: lilacs – after
It was another really hot day today, so outdoor work was limited. My daughter and I loaded the items from the sun room that we will not be using, into the storage shed, and noticed that stinking nettle was starting to crowd the stairs. The area is in need of another mow, too. So before … Continue reading Area Shift
After cleaning up in the bushes near the fire pit yesterday, today's goal was to access the gate by the fire pit, before continuing in that area. We needed someplace to pile the wood we're cleaning out. Before I could start on that, though, my younger daughter and I made a trip into town. She … Continue reading Clean Up: Firepit area gate
Since we are starting to use the fire pit area fairly regularly, and plan to use it more, I decided to start cleaning up the next area of trees and bushes nearby. There is a linden tree at the end of a row that I wanted to clear the base of, but before I could … Continue reading Clean Up: at the linden tree