David and I each had a productive day. Let’s start with Saturday. I spent the morning cooking a nice chicken dinner in the crock pot and some butternut squash in the oven to have when Kay, Justin, and Marty came over. I did some computer stuff and probably some crocheting.
David spent his morning tackling the backyard.
I am standing at the west end of the backyard so you get the full view.
I am standing next to the tree now. You can see all the leaves that the wind has not blown away from the side of the house.
I am standing at the edge of the grass. This is where David did most of the raking and leaf removal.
This is the strawberry patch and the garden spot farther to the east.
This is the trash can David used to haul leaves. He did 9 full cans.
This is the pile he made by the burn barrel.
Saturday afternoon he had the help of Justin.
So he got on BOB the Rv to caulk and spray the holes in the roof that leaked over the winter.
I spent my Sunday morning digging and raking out the flowerbed around the deck after I got my peppers started in this little heated greenhouse, we received from my brother-in-law. I started them in the Jiffy Peat Pot kit which I then placed in the little greenhouse. The ones with the toothpicks are green bell peppers and the others are small sweet peppers.
The little heated greenhouse. Front View.
A View of the end.
West side of the deck. BEFORE
AFTER the Digging.
AFTER the Raking. Yes, that is Ricky the Concrete Racoon taking a nap while I did the raking.
Poor Ricky has seen better days.
Back on the job. What that job is I haven’t a clue.
The south side. BEFORE
AFTER the digging.
This is the Grass Roots Movement I joined. Boy, is it ever a lot of work!
AFTER the Raking.
The afternoon and early evening was spent eating, relaxing, and visiting with Kay, Justin, and Marty. Marty was in a bit of a grumpy mood. So Kay had him sit with her and read him his story books. He had her read the same one about five times. Then Grandpa had to read it two times. I was lucky, I got to read a different story but still had to read it twice. This helped him get over his grumpy mood. He then brought much laughter and joy to all as he was back to his happy self. 😀
It was a good thing that we got in a couple of productive days.
I was heading over to a new hill hole to plant some butternut squash. I saw some movement, it startled me at first. Then I see this cute little toad hop out of a little hole he had buried himself in. I tried to catch him to move him out of this area in case Dave wanted to mow there. He just hopped around the hole every time I got close to him. I hollered for Dave to come see my gardening helper, he was able to catch the little fella. The toad promptly peed on Dave to show how scared he was. He moved him over to the strawberry patch where he would have plenty of bugs to eat and shade.
Dave and I continued gardening. He was busy making an elevated row for the cucumbers. As I was watering the summer squash I just replanted by the strawberry patch another little toad hopped out of his burrow in that elevated row. It may have been the same one we freed in the strawberries earlier or an entirely different one. If it was the same one he was a quick little fellow it was only like an hour between sitings.
Dave finished his elevated row then I planted the cucumbers and watered them. That was it for the day in the gardening department.