A COUPLE OF KISSING MUSHROOMS ALONG THE FOREST PATH THIS AFTERNOON
Didn't take Pheebs & I long to strap us on a Jeep & trailer this morning. By 9:30 we were on our way to ART'S LANDSCAPING in the south end of Goderich. Loaded up our 2 heavy Cedar trees, grabbed a few groceries at the supermarket nearby & ripped our way through McDonald's drive-thru for a couple Burritos to squabble over on the way home. Well. we don't actually squabble, Pheebs is too good natured for that. Me, I'm another story:((
PATIENTLY WAITING IN LINE AT McDONALD’S DRIVE-THRU WITH GREAT BURRITO ANTICIPATION
AND YES, PHEEBS ACTUALLY DID HELP ME DIG THE HOLES FOR THE CEDAR TREES THIS MORNING…AFTER EACH HOLE SHE LAID IN IT TO MAKE SURE IT WAS THE RIGHT SIZE FOR THE TREE
In Tuesday's post I said the Cedars were 8' tall but when I got them home & in the ground...they were 6' tall. What I failed to consider Tuesday is the Cedars in the greenhouse were sitting on their root balls adding about a foot & a half to them & once in the ground I lost another half foot. So, 6 footers, & not 8 footers. Had help to lift & load them at Art's but at home it was just me & my trusty wheelbarrow to get them where I needed them to go. Always figured for a young couple buying their first home, the best two things you can buy them for a house warming gift is a good wheelbarrow & a fridge cart. Those two items alone will save a feller an awful bunch of heavy & awkward lifting over the coming years.
AT ART’S LANDSCAPING THE TREES WERE 8’ TALL, BUT AFTER I PLANTED THEM…….THEY WERE 6’ TALL
A Tuesday blog commenter had a question about where I dug up the 7 Cedar trees. The Park we live in covers about a hundred acres & I would say 80% of the acreage is covered in Pine & hardwood trees. When we first moved here I asked the Park owners about digging up a few trees to replant on our property & they said that was fine, as long as I had no intentions of taking the trees off the property & selling them. A lot of the greenery around our house came from the nearby bush over the years.
With 9 new Cedar trees in place that pretty much wraps up my backyard re-landscaping project for this year. We'll see how things shape up & grow in the Spring before deciding on any more changes. Time to hang up my gardening gloves & put my travel hat back on. Got a Motorhome sitting here that needs to be configured for travel in about 3 weeks. Better get ourselves in gear:))
And, we are finally looking forward to a different kind of summer next year. We are currently working on some changes that will free us up some time to possibly do a little traveling. We'll see how well things shake out over the winter. I am optimistic:))
MORE ‘SHROOMS’ & A SMALL PAINTED TURTLE IN THE POND
GROANER'S CORNER:(( Will Rogers thoughts on growing older..........
First ~ Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it.
Second ~ The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.
Third ~ Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me; I want people to know 'why' I look this way. I've traveled a long way, and some of the roads weren't paved.
Fourth ~ When you are dissatisfied and would like to go back to youth, think of Algebra.
Fifth ~ You know you are getting old when everything either dries up or leaks.
Sixth ~ I don't know how I got over the hill without getting to the top.
Seventh ~ One of the many things no one tells you about aging is that it's such a nice change from being young.
Eighth ~ One must wait until evening to see how splendid the day has been.
Ninth ~ Being young is beautiful, but being old is comfortable.
Tenth ~ Long ago, when men cursed and beat the ground with sticks, it was called witchcraft. Today it's called golf.
Eleventh ~ If you don't learn to laugh at trouble, you won't have anything to laugh at when you're old.
- Tourists see the world, travelers experience it.
- Home is where your pet is:))
- "If having a soul means being able to feel
love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals
are better off than a lot of humans."
- The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails -William Arthur Ward
- The only thing better than right now will someday be the memories of right now...AL.
- It is not so much having nothing to do as it is not having the interest to do something....AL.
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