It felt good to play in the dirt, until….

 

Spring has been a long time coming and I’m way behind on my garden work.

By this time I’ve usually got all the beds cleaned out and a few flowers blooming.

This year?

I’ve got weeds.

 

 

And random spikey things.

 

 

I spent 3 hours today getting rid of both.

 

 

I also reseated the brick border and tackled a bit of the bush from Hell.

 

 

If anyone ever asks if you want a flowering quince? Run.

Run far, and fast.

Preferably after you punch them in the throat for suggesting it in the first place.

Ours was here when we moved in and we’ve been battling it ever since. It grows over the roof each season and has roots that are 300 friggin’ feet deep. We’ve tried to dig it up, burn it out and hack it down to nubs numerous times.

I believe it likes the challenge….. and comes back stronger every time.

 

 

Did I mention it’s also full of thorns?

 

 

Good times.

I did 6 beds in the back and on the side of the house and felt good….

 

 

Until….

 

 

I turned over a brick and disturbed an ant nest. Within seconds those little suckers were crawling all over me and I had to run for a hose.

I rinsed most of them off but not before a few crawled up my pant leg.

 

 

Sadly, yes…. there were.

And the little bastards bit me too.

33 thoughts on “It felt good to play in the dirt, until….”

  1. I was totally shamed by my neighbor for letting my dandelions get out of control and now I am like….determined to burn her house down. I should be a good, non-vengeful adult and do some yardwork

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  2. Gary and I hit most of the Amish Greenhouses around his area on Friday and Saturday. When I got home, I realized we’d bought for HIS house. And I didn’t have much. *sigh*

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  3. We had some nasty spikey almost tree thing in our yard & someone said to cut it far down then drill a small hole in the center of the stalks/branches & put concentrated weed killer in the holes. The idea being it’ll suck it down into itself & poison its roots for you.

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    1. Sounds like a good idea, but I try not to use chemicals around the house. We’re on a well and I’d rather not be drinking Roundup in the years to come.
      😳

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