We have a weekend of hard labour ahead of us. And by us, I mean mostly the dad and the kids. They look after most of the bendy work. I wear the white hat and do some light bendy work. Even then, there is probably still some epsom salt baths in my future.
The flower gardens need some attention. Lots of weeds to pull and perennials to split. We are also going to search around for some old eavestroughs to attach to the sunny side of the garage for a close at hand salad garden (our garden is a bit of a distance at the back of the property – we’ve been known to be lazy enough to drive to it – so something even closer for quick salad fixings would be nice). There is also a whole lotta lawn to start mowing this weekend. We have 6 acres of it and my in-laws have that much again. We have a full day of lawn mowing ahead at some point. And if that isn’t enough, there is a field to cultivate and get ready for the garden seeds that arrived this week.
I love the way it all works out once it’s done, but I hate the getting there part. I wonder if the tall kid will be pleased with her new lawn mowing chores this year. Up until now she has been allowed to drive the lawn mower around, but this year we drop the mower deck on her and give her a purpose.
Hopefully it doesn’t rain until we’re done.