Viewing post #907887 by Muddymitts
|Omigosh -- what a day to ask that question, Paul. As I mentioned on an ATP thread, I have ordered and received Irises that I have no place to plant. So I decided to resurrect an overgrown Iris/Peony/Daffodil bed alongside the riding arena -- a project that I had planned to do during the cooler, wetter-soil weather of Fall and Winter.
So today I finished weeding an 8-foot section of that bed, which is enough space for the Irises that I just received from Dee this week. Next, I have to clear another 8-foot section for the Irises that I just ordered from Aitken's. Clearing this space involves digging into very hard, dry dirt -- in order to find and remove the roots of very heavily embedded Bermuda grass. Anyone who is intimately acquainted with Bermuda grass understands. Anyone who is not intimately acquainted with Bermuda grass is very fortunate.
Anyway, last night I soaked down the area that I planned to work on today, which helped a lot -- making the digging much easier. If I had stopped when I finished the 8 foot section I planned on, I'd be in good shape tonight and very happy. However. I was distracted by the overhanging branches of a nearby River Birch tree -- and decided to trim those. Then I decided to prune the branches of the Golden Juniper that lives beneath the River Birch tree. Then -- of course -- I had to rake up all the debris that had accumulated under the Juniper. Then I had to clean up all the debris that I had created from the three projects and haul it to the burning pile. Then it was time to clean stalls, bring in and feed the horses and barn cats, then water all the plants in pots on the deck, on the front porch, and under the cherry trees. And fill the bird feeders.
Think I might have overdone it a bit? You'd be right. I can hardly lift my arms to type. So I'm gonna quit -- and read about what everyone else did today.
Every day is a second chance. Every day is precious time.