It just might bode well for the new year to have begun so industriously. For I started out the day putting the new plant my daughter gave me into the ground, and dividing and transplanting bulbs. I will have squat legs tomorrow, but that’s tomorrow problem so let’s leave it there.
While I was busy in the front, my daughter continued with the tree fort. She finished the trap door, and started another platform on the side. Unfortunately work on this project stopped for need of more materials, and an errant nail through the flesh of her thumb. She was unfazed by the incident, but for her boys it was cringe worthy when she had to pull the nail back through both holes.
I had planned to clean up and throw away all the cardboard I was saving for grass death under some raised beds I no longer plan to have in the front yard, but the boys have been using it to build forts, and protective barriers during Nerf wars, so it gets to hang around until the rains come I guess.
So we decided to move the chicken coop because my sons were home, and with their help we were able to do it easy peasy. Whereas, my daughter and I alone would have struggled. Sigh, there are times it would be nice to have such upper body strength, but then again, I wouldn’t want all the responsibility that comes along with it too.
Now come spring, we are going to have a lovely garden where the coop has been sitting for the last three years. I just need to get out there soon and use some of the barbecue rubble around the perimeter to keep the grass at bay.
I was positively delighted to have fall colors finally arrive in my front yard in the last week or so. I had always wanted to plant tall stately deciduous trees to be able to watch the leaves change and fall, and when I decided to fill the front yard with fruit trees I thought I was giving up on that desire, but now I am rolling my eyes at myself in disbelieve of my ignorance, because I got exactly what I wanted by accident.
Last but not least, I relented and removed the luscious spring flowers from the bay window. I am really pleased I did, because they have been replaced with a family project of paper snow flakes. Thus we get to have the illusion of winter until it finally up and decides to show its face here in sunny boring Southern California.
Happy New Year 2018