For a woman who is six months pregnant, “early labor” is not a phrase she wants to be associated with.
Lucky for me, that is not the kind of labor I’m talking about. I just thought I would tease you a little bit. Naughty, aren’t I?
Seriously, though, I did quite a bit of laboring today. So many tasks needed to get done outside and Mom agreed to come over and help. At the top of the list was getting the front yard back in shape. I have no problem mowing the back yard and half of the front with the riding mower, but I will not mow the bottom half of the front. The hill is just too steep and I’m either afraid of tipping over, or else I get the darn mower stuck. So I leave it to Dave to mow.
Unfortunately, since dear hubby is a truck driver he only has a small window of time in which he is able to mow and it was raining the last time he was home. I think the weekend before that he had other jobs he had to get done for me. Meanwhile, the grass is growing like crazy until it’s nearly two feet tall in places!
Time to take matters into my own hands. I don’t like it looking from the road like our property is abandoned.
Mom brought her push mower over and I mowed the front yard while she took the weed-eater around the property, tidying up all the edges.
I told you the grass was tall.
Several breaks were necessary, but I got the front mowed and looking good again! Whew. I won’t be doing that again anytime soon.
During one of my breaks, Mom planted in the shade garden the Impatiens I got for Mother’s Day and Violet watered them for me.
There aren’t a whole lot of pretty, colorful flowers that like full shade, but the Impatiens should do well there.
After an even longer break and a late lunch, we all trudged out back to the garden to plant the vegetables I bought last week. We’ve been waiting for the rain to stop so we wouldn’t be digging in mud.
We planted eight jalapeno pepper plants, six red bell peppers and three green bell peppers. I think we should have more than enough peppers this year!
We have a good start on the garden, but we’ve got a long way to go at the same time. I am expecting seeds in the mail any day now and the rest of this garden plot will fill up quickly!
Are you gardening this year? What are you planting and how is it going so far? I love to hear what you’re up to!
Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!