Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Naptime for the Garden

I am always amazed how fast the summer flies around here. It just seems like the last snow has finally melted and then we have to do the whole thing over again. Whine, whine, complain, complain.

One of the things that needs to be done in the Fall is to get the beds ready for the winter.

I have to admit that even though it is a ton of work and my back just wants to get on a plane to Tahiti about half way through the process, I sort of, kind of enjoy it. It appeals to the obsessive/compulsive/destructive part of my nature. I like to know that the beds are all set to hibernate for the winter. I like the fact that beds that are cleaned out are easier to blow leaves out of.....and we have A LOT of leaves.

And I also like cleaning the beds out because I get to employ this.....
"OOOOOO, look at the shiny serrated blade Daddy. Do you think it will cut things? Can I have one Daddy, can I pleeeeeeeeeeeeze?"

Yes, this is an old knife from my kitchen and it is my weapon of choice for Fall clean up. It slices through most anything. Makes life a lot easier I can tell you. And if I need to work off some "mad" or frustration it is sooooooo satisfying.

It is always amazing that the garden can go from looking like this
to looking like this, in so sort a time. At least it seems short to me although the time lapse is several months.

There she goes with the pictures of Hen n Chickens again. When will it stop?

Ummm, my mother-in-law gave me this statue, which used to sit in their living room. I put it in the garden. I hope she never notices because I don't think that is where it was supposed to go. But I like it there.

"Ummmmm Deb, is that a toilet in your garden?"
Why yes it is. This used to sit over by the septic system. I thought the irony was wicked but HHBL didn't appreciate it and it made the mowing difficult so I moved it over into the garden so that I can appreciate it all year long.

It goes without saying that this is a non-working poo receptacle.


  1. What a pretty garden you have! Er, had :) Good work.

    And I'm betting some birds have used the toilet for its intended purpose. But that hardly qualifies.

  2. You are such a nut!!

    Thats looks like a lot of work but I love all the things you have incorporated into your garden... past poo receptacle included.

  3. I don't think statues belong inside. You can tell her I said that.

  4. I have a favorite set of steak knives that I use for garden work. I thought I was the only one. LOL

  5. @Chelsea - if my mother-in-law ever questions the placement of the statue I will be sure to tell her that you gave me permission.

  6. ummm OK i could go so far with that thing but I will keep it at a sentence....maybe you could send it to Africa to put over the hole....

    your favorite cuz


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