“He had had a nice, good, idle time all the while – plenty of company – and the fence had three coats of whitewash on it! If he hadn’t run out of whitewash he would have bankrupted every boy in the village.”Remember Tom Sawyer? Go here for The Adventures of Tom Sawyer to read that part of the story if you're not familiar with it. I tried to to use his technique to get my daughter to help me paint my picket fence that goes around our main vegetable garden.
No luck – she said she knew that story and wasn’t falling for it. I think I’m going to have to
Here’s the section I finished so far. I just need to put something on the gate – I had a garden tours sign on the gate but I think I’ll put something else.
Do you see
Maxie! He’s such a sweet boy. He was really hot and found a cool spot under a hydrangea. He’s always my faithful companion outside.
Some other things I’ve been doing. I painted this
red. I have a lot of red and yellow daylillies in that bed in the summer, so I think the red will go nicely with those. Plus those are all red rose bushes behind it.
I weeded and put out 30 bales of pinestraw on this half of the front yard.
I still have the other half of the front yard to do. The joys of being on a corner lot! I used to love all that land – now not so much!
Went up and down a ladder numerous times with a hedge trimmer to trim this huge hollies. They’re over 6 feet tall!
It’s not all playing with dishes and fluffing the nest around here! Especially not in the spring! There’s so much work to be done outside and often it’s just me doing it. My daughter will take care of stuff indoors but she's just not an outdoor kind of girl!
I’ve also started planting some veggies which I’ll show you next week.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!