Saturday, May 24, 2008

Got Mulch??

I started my day with a great person on Freecycle posting that she had lilacs to give away. My friend Bonnie and I were on the case. We left with a large branch covered with blooms for vases and 2 sucklings to plant. We each got 1 purple and 1 white. I am a huge lilac fan. It is one of my favorite scents.
After this great find I headed home the long way and hit a couple yard sales. No Luck.
Next the girls and I hit a plant sale at a local church. We picnicked on a hot dog under a large pine tree. We left there with a tray of impatients and a pink lily.
When I got home the kids wanted to play outside so I decided to tackle some yard work. I have wanted to rip up the grass along the back side of the house and make a garden for something besides grass that the lawn mower can't reach and 4 ft tall dandelions. So I tackled removing it all with a pitchfork. Boy was that a workout. I dragged all the grass clumps out to the wagon and had myself a nice little garden-Hmmmm ... What to do with it??

I decided to dig up a lonely patch of Rosa Sharons that were a little misplaced in a tiny garden out front. I really want to make that a rose garden but never got around to moving these beasts. Well today I did. They were a B@#$$% to remove as the roots had started to grow under the asphalt driveway.
Now they are separated into my garden out back into about 7 separate plantings. They are thin but grow super fast and flower so I am hoping them will add some color in an otherwise naked backyard. I think I will work in some flowers in the bottom around these to add some additional color.
I was just informed by the Old Man that the dirt will soon be hyrdo-seeded and grass should follow. I can't wait.
Tomorrow I will try to get out with the kids again. After the double shifts it has been about 3 days since I saw the kids so I have some serious Mommy time to make up for. I have 2 plans tomorrow( 3 actually or wait 4 plans)
1. 1st day of running program
2. I promised Olivia some beach time-Hopefully the Knob or Woodneck
3. Possibly some letterboxes in Woods Hole
4. Movies with my friend Bonnie (Yeah - Grown-up time)


Barry said...

Can't wait for photos!

chellamac said...

yeah yeah, I'm getting to them.

Bonnie said...

I remember doing the pitchfork garden when we first moved into our house I did the whole side of the house, planted was beautiful. Cant wait to see your new garden!!

Race Results

09/07/07 Main Street Mile 11:44
05/18/08 YPD 5k 52:57 17:05
06/14/08 Walpole Village 5K 35:27 11:26
06/21/08 Mashpee Fun Run 34:21 11:05
07/19/08 Mashpee Woodlands 36.49 11:52
08/10/08 Falmouth Road Race 1:29:31
08/25/08 Women Running Wild 35:40 11:30
10/25/08 Mashpee Firefighters 37:47 12:10
05/02/09 Cape Abilities 5K 34:59 11:17
05/17/09 YPD 5K 36:41 11:50
08/09/09 Falmouth Road Race 7mi 1:37
10/31/09 Mashpee Firefighters 5K 37:15 12:00
09/11/11 Main Street Mile 12:31
10/29/11 Screech to the Beach 5K 39.13 12:20
08/12/12 Falmouth Road Race 1:34:24 13:29
05/18/14 YPD 5k 44.25 14:17
06/1/14 June Jog 4mi 1:04 16:00
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:42:04 14:35
09/27/14 Girly Girl 5K 37:24 12:02
10/26/14 Pell Bridge Run 4mi 48:41 12:10
11/27/14 Turkey Trot in VA 5K 35:22 11:23
12/06/14 Jingle Jog 5K 34:42 11:11
03/29/15 Thomas Guinta Memorial 5K 34:14 11:03
04/19/15 St. Margaret's 5K 31:11 10:21
05/17/15 YPD Blues 5K 34:58 11:17
06/07/15 Newport 10 Miler 1:56:09 11:36
06/20/15 Mackenzie's 5K 33:55 10:54
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:33:51 13:24
10/31/15 Screech at the Beach 36:19 11:40