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.
It is another gorgeous day. It is a balmy 74 degrees with a slight breeze now and again. Tomorrow’s forecast 63 for a high, 20% chance of precipitation, and wind gusts up to 35 mph. It goes down hill for Tuesday Night: Rain before midnight, then snow. Areas of blowing snow after midnight. Low around 31. Blustery, with a northeast wind 15 to 20 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
So I took advantage of today’s weather by cleaning up another small patch of the yard. I am working my way slowly down the front of the house. I don’t want to over do it after being sedentary all winter. Sully wanted to spend some time smelling catnip again. 🙂
The before shot of today’s patch.
I raked it all into a pile then sorted out the sticks and twigs.
I took the sticks and dropped them off by the burn barrel.
I took the leaves and added them to the pile in this area of the garden.
The after shot.
Sully was done sniffing catnip and was ready to go in. 🙂