Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Yard Work!






Now that the temperatures have hit 90 and the humidity is rising, I've decided it's time to trim the bushes and do some yard work. Started yesterday when Patricia and I headed over to mom's to mow and weed...did some bush trimming and took a few smaller limbs off her trees out back. Today it's our yards turn....

When we purchased the place back in 1995, the yards was filled with shrubs, border bushes, Ivy covering the porch, evergreens, etc, etc...I'm not much of a yard aficionado, when it comes to yard work...don't mind mowing, keeping the trees reasonable, etc, but I really am not gung ho. This causes the greenery to get out of hand at times...especially when the spring and/or summer is wet(like this year). Usually I trim in June, or even get started in May, not this year, here it is mid-July and now with the sweat rolling down, I headed out, it took just over an hour to do the basics.

After than Patricia and I went to Wally World and purchased Round Up and Poison Ivy Round Up...seems the Mrs has contracted the "Itch" and that took a trip to the Doc's for some meds yesterday....so now, we will find it and kill it...

In other news: Seems the Pigeon has "flown the coop" or been dispatched by the Hawk(which I saw on Monday) or the neighborhood cats...anyway, have not seen the little bugger since Sunday night.....what the heck? I gave him a shot at living, and mother nature held the cards.

Despite the yard work, I still consider this resting, since I am baseball free until Friday Night....Sam and I will go to Minster to do a Pony League double header at their annual tournament...Sam usually helps them out, and on occasion I do a game or two as well. The real work starts Saturday when we have double headers at the American Legion District Tournament in Van Wert....2 games each Saturday and Sunday(both days are calling for the 90s, and these are 9 inning games)...then I have a semi final on Monday and if needed the Championship game next Thursday the 24th.

We finish up baseball for the season on July 30th back at Van Wert for the District All-Stars vs the District Champion Legion team.....2 short weeks off then Football scrimmages begin on August 14th. No rest for the weary.

The only other thing on the agenda is me, waiting on my order of Indian Tabac Torpedo Cigars from Cigar International....the box of 35 is supposed to be here today....and I might have to fire one up tonight, if they arrive.

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Photos-Before and after..sort of! Now the poison ivy and weed work begins....but I might hold that off until tomorrow....90 minutes in 90 degrees triming in worse that 4 hours in 90 degree weather doing baseball

5 comments:

The Hermit said...

That's too bad about the pigeon. Things just go that way, though. I lose kittens every year to owls. The cats get big enough to wander, and they go off the porch and that's the end of the ball game. I could shoot the owls but someone that doesn't seem right.

Grandpa-Old Soldier said...

I know what you mean about doing yardwork. Mine seems to be a never ending fight, just to keep up. It's so hot now though that I don't want to do it, so I sit by the pool, drink beer and wonder how good it would look if I did this or moved that, and it looks pretty good in my mind, which is where it's going to stay. It's much easier that way. Hell I'll just hire some puddle jumpers from down at the corner store to do it for me. AKA cheep mexican labor. Gotta love Texas.

~Fathairybastard~ said...

Ain't it funny how the weeds never need watering, stay greener and grow faster than anything else? Drives me nuts.

Buck said...

Lookin' GOOD!

Ah...yard work. That's something I watch other people do these days, I don't DO. And I can't say I miss it, either...

Jerry said...

I've never heard of Poison Ivy Roundup. I'll have to get me some. I've got some in one flower bed. Gets me every year. I've got the itch too.

I hate the yardwork.