Happy Monday everyone! Summer arrived at last.
The sun is out and the temp is staying in the mid 70s.
I had a great weekend. Randy had to work half day on Saturday, so I got busy on the weed project. I think the tide is turning in my favor... the sea of weeds have begun to ebb. The problem isn't the weeds you can easily see... its all those creepy tiny beggars!
As it happened, about the time Randy got home, T dropped by with the materials for my outdoor kitchen cabinets. Very cool beans! T even supplied the answer to my weed problem. So simple, that you could call it a "duh" moment... pull the obvious weeds and let Randy spray the tiny buggers.
The wood grain on the oak is gorgeous. Randy says I get to go look at the counter top materials and pick out whatever I want. I'm pretty excited about that. He is going to begin building the cabinets today when he gets home.
Sunday was a great day. I got up early and hit the weeds again. Sundays are my days... every week I get to pick something I want to do or somewhere I want to go and we will do that. I decided that I wanted to go for a drive. It was sunny and near 80 degrees. I don't know much about the area and what better way to learn it? I'll do a post about the drive as soon as I can get my own computer set up and have access to my photo program.
After the drive, we came home and got busy again. I went back to the weed war and Randy laid the brick patio for the composter. Eventually I tired of weeds and decided to watch him work. That turned into work for me... I carried bricks and patched low spots in the lawn with the dirt he removed as he worked the ground to keep the bricks level. It turned out great, of course. Now the composter is where it belongs and filled. Perking has begun.
Our next yard project will be a worm farm. I want to grow fishing worms and use the castings to mix in with the finished compost. My next Sunday choice is fishing. Big grin!
Busy day today. I'm driving up to Randy's mom's house ... about an hour on the freeway each direction... to help them in their yard and garden. I will be going there fairly often to work in the garden. We are putting plants in it as well... three kinds of peppers, zucchini, bush beans, yellow squash and tomatoes. Here I will grow cherry tomatoes, big jalipino peppers for poppers and bush beans, as well as the herb garden. Yum!
Have a great start to your work week... if you are working in the traditional way. Those who work at home... I hope its a good week with no snafoos!
As for me, I am a lady of leisure... if you can call planting and weeding leisure. Ha. I do!
I had one reoccurring thought this weekend... that this is a good life here in Sanctuary and I must remember every single day to be thankful for it.