|So here I go!|
|This took me a while so I went and had a lemonade break.|
|While having my hot flash and drinking my lemonade |
I was looking to see if I had cut them back enough.
|Before I cut these you could not even tell that there was 4 plants.|
|What a mess!|
I knew it was time to go get the gator to start loading all the stuff on it!
|Trim or hair cut?|
Hair cut for sure!
|Now the Barberrys! They are looking kind of straggley! |
We have about 30 of these.
|I sure hope that this is what he wanted since there are not any leaves left! lol|
|This is my Japanese Maple Tree. He told me to chop the top out so it would grow wide and not tall so that is what I did. |
I think it looks better. I forgot to take a before picture but it had tall branches going every where.
|I haven't got anything here except 2 of the barberrys right in the front. |
The Holly bushes are gonna need a chain saw. I hate it when they are taller than me!
So I will be saving these for next week.
|I shaped up the little bushes here at the back but the |
tall bushes up above are on the list for next week too.
|I worked about 6 hours and just barely touched the surface out there but we have a lot of plants.|
Anyone wanna come help next week??? lol
|O.K. I have all this mess raked up and carried down to the burn pile. |
I think I have done enough this week out here.
Work, work and no play makes for unhappy Gran & Paw Paw!
I love it.
Life is good.
SNIPPETS FROM MY HEART
I have finally got my house decluttered. It is so nice to come home and even if it needs dusting or mopping it still looks clean. I worked really really hard on this. And I have finally achieved it. While I was working outside on my shrubs this past week I thought of the story of the ant in the Bible. Have you ever read that? Proverbs 6 tells about the ant and how they live. It also tells us to consider the ants ways or to learn from them. I hear people all the time say they wish they didn't have to work but really when you think about it we all have to work at something. If we didn't work, we would not appreciate the play times that we get. If we didn't work, we couldn't eat. I actually know people that don't want to work. I love to play but there is a satisfaction that I get when I accomplish work. I found this poem that really made me stop and think.
Consider the ant. Just something my mind was pondering on.
And my mind ponders a lot lately! (lol)
There's a family that nobody likes to meet!
They live, it is said, on Untidy Street,
In a city named I-Don't-Want-To-Be-Clean,
Where the river called Carelessness runs in between.
Their buttons are off, and their shoes don't shine
I surely would not want this family for mine!
So it would be wisest to keep; YOUR feet
From this city where no one is ever neat.
Always be tidy, whatever you do,
Or people will think this is your family too!