The green jungle like menagerie of plants surrounding our house has been on my mind for awhile. Things have really filled in over the years giving us the privacy we intended. But the landscaping is getting old & kind of tired looking. I've made a few changes here & there in the backyard over the years & now that cooler weather is here I've been energized once again to continue with a few more changes. Pheebs & I took a load of yard waste to the dump on Thursday & from there headed straight away to Goderich & picked us up 14 rolls of sod for a grass seeding project that had not worked out. Created a small area for grass a few months ago & seeded it but my effort was a waste of time. Don't think I have ever had much luck with grass seed. Kelly had picked up the seed at Canadian Tire so who knows how many years it sat in their warehouse. I should have just sodded the area right from the beginning & been done with it. Anyway it's done now & we have a nice bed of instant grass to sit our outside recliners on. And Pheebs loves it too:))
PICKED UP 14 ROLLS OF SOD AT ART’S LANDSCAPING IN GODERICH THURSDAY AFTERNOON
DIDN’T WASTE ANY TIME GETTING THE SOD DOWN
GITTIN DOWN & GITTIN DIRTY
HARDLY HAD THE LAST ROLL IN PLACE & THESE 2 BUMS WERE ROLLING AROUND ON IT
BEFORE & AFTER…NO, NOT 2 DIFFERENT COLORS OF SOD, I JUST HAPPENED TO LAY THEM IN THAT WAY WITH OPPOSING NAPES
This morning was again taken up with another couple yard projects. I find working around the yard relaxing & I am glad to have a workable yard to relax in. I like small type projects that are just enough to make things creatively challenging & not big enough to make things dreadfully stressful.
SATURDAY MORNING’S PROJECT WILL BE IN THIS AREA WHERE KELLY IS BARB-BE-QUEUING SOME CHICKEN
Some of the photos tonight are from a country road drive Pheebs & I did Thursday morning. Kelly was off to Yoga so we were into the Jeep & gone on out onto the scenically picturesque rural roads. Beautiful big fluffy clouds in the sky with a stiff cool breeze. It was one of those mornings we were cruising along with the windows down & the heater on. I just love this cooler weather.
‘MARSHMALLOW FIELDS FOREVER’…SAY, THAT KIND OF REMINDS ME OF A BEATLE SONG
AND ONCE AGAIN……………THE OLD & THE NEW
Pheebs best Pal here in the Park is Dexter. We sometimes see the Dexter dog & his Dad Gerald walking the morning trail. Gerald called Thursday night saying he was going to London Friday morning for a little eye procedure surgery & could we come over & take Dexter for a walk & pee break at noon & 5 p.m. To Pheebs great delight that is exactly what we did. Dexter & Pheebs just go bonkers when they see each other. Dexter was happy to see us at noon so we all headed across the road to the park area. Dexter knows us so we didn't feel we needed to leash him. What we forgot about was his habit of running for & jumping into the Park's pond. And that's just what he did despite our trying to call him back. Ker-Splash!! Gerald always keeps Dexter on a leash until he gets past the pond. Oooops. Oh well he'll be all dried off before his Dad gets home later. Ssssshhhhh.
THESE GUYS ARE ALWAYS SO HAPPY TO SEE EACH OTHER
Took me for a short cruise on the bike this afternoon down through Zurich Ontario stopping for a turkey salad sandwich & a small butter tart at a popular eating place in town. Jerry Raiders. Bike was low on gas so had filled up before leaving Bayfield. It's only my second fill up this year. Guess that explains why I only have 27,498 miles on a 12 year old bike.
A SELFIE OF ME, MY TURKEY SALAD SANDWICH & A BUTTER TART THAT SOMEHOW FOLLOWED ME RIGHT OUTSIDE
Saw Kelly loading a few things into the Big EEE this morning. Now that is always an encouraging site for sure. It just kind of puts the official stamp of approval on the departure date & brings the reality home that yes we will actually be once again on the road soon for another seasonal Snow Bird winter. Well if you can call 6 weeks soon that is:))
GROANER'S CORNER:(( My wife and I, both graduate students, recently celebrated the arrival of our first child. At my wife's insistence, we had paid our entire medical bill and were now worried about meeting other payments. We were discussing our sad financial situation one evening when our son demanded a diaper change. as my wife leaned over the baby's crib, I heard her mutter, "The only thing in the house that's paid for, and it leaks."
Your roll out lawn looks wonderful, so much easier than seed.ReplyDelete
Packing the big EEE and hit the road, maybe just wander about about for a bit before heading south.
You map looks good.
Seven weeks for us, we just got our health insurance..that was a big ouch! We can't see your map that George was talking about.
That is a neat instant yard, hope it survives the Winter. It sure looks nice.ReplyDelete
I see they also use those giant rectangular hay bales up there. The shrink wrap is a great idea for the round ones.
Happy you are enjoying your bike, I have not ridden mine yet this Summer.
Love you field of marshmallows photo! Now if you just had some BIG Hershey bars and graham crackers…ReplyDelete
Is "role" the Canadian way of spelling "roll?" :)ReplyDelete
Great selfie! Looking forward to cooler temps here but you will already be on the road by the time we get them :-(. Always enjoy your B&W shots. The map looks good and will be fun to follow when you head out next month.ReplyDelete
You often comment about hauling yard waste off to the dump, why not get a chipper / shredder and make mulch out of it ?ReplyDelete
Al, that grass job looks fantastic!! I don't have the "want to "for any projects here..I just want to get a fresh house..40 years and 3 kids later, this house is becoming way too big (and train noisy) for me...ReplyDelete
Hey, this is how determined I am to get the Heck outta Dodge...We are 15 weeks and counting!