Sunday, June 03, 2007

Feeling of Accomplishment

It's not often that I feel like I got a lot done in a day. Between taking care of the children, cooking, cleaning and homeschooling, i am a frazzled mess each day. Fortunately for me, there are more hours of daylight now and I get more done now. I love warmer weather and working outside.

I started a garden and am so excited at the prospect of fresh veggies. We have broccoli, tomatoes, cucumbers, corn, green peppers, other colored peppers (carnival mix), jalapenos, beets, potatoes and green beans. I also planted a row of sunflowers so we will have seeds too.

I am also starting to compost. Hopefully it works as well as they say. That is a project for tomorrow.

Today we cut down a row of 6 small trees that did not fair well from our April 16th snow storm. They fell over from the weight of the snow. We tied them up hoping that they would recover but it did not work. Only one of them got any new growth this year and that one would not stand up again. We also dug out the stumps and I planted azalea bushes in each hole. Today was the first time I've ever dug out a tree stump and hopefully it is the last time. Each tree stump was approximately 3 inches in width and the roots were solid. I broke the handle of one shovel right off. I bought a second shovel with a fiberglass handle. It worked much better.

Well the job is done. The azalea bushes don't look quite as stately as the trees did before the snowstorm. They do look better than the trees did after the snowstorm. Out with the old, in with the new!


Snoskred said...

Hi, it's Snoskred here. I've recently become a blogging chick and have set myself a challenge to comment on as many Blogging Chick blogs as I can. So that's why I'm here. ;)

It's been a little while, I bet the Azaleas are looking great now? It's winter here at the moment and the days are so short, so I like you love the warmer weather. Sounds like you have a lot on your plate what with the kids, cooking, cleaning, home schooling, and now a lovely garden and composting! ;) Hope you can fit some time for a little *you* time in there.. ;)


Anonymous said...

how are you?

Thanks for writing this blog, loved reading it