All wounds heal given time

Remember this?

No?  OK, you can read about it HERE

This is solid oak and we couldn’t even give it away for firewood!


Well, after 10 years, and four tries to get a lawn going,  we finally paid someone to get the job done!  The result?

We have a lawn!

The Log pile is gone! We had to pay the gardener to haul it away.

This is going to be a load of work this summer.

We’ll need to eradicate the grubs,

To chase out the moles,

To stop the little dog

from digging big holes!

And Evermore we will have to mow, mow, mow.  I think I like Tootlepedal’s lawn better.  It is a perfectly mowed postage stamp of short, green, turf, and all surrounded by hedges and gardens.  LOOK HERE  about half way down the page.  He and his wife are always doing something to make it gorgeous and bird worthy.

Why did we do this again?  Oh yeah, because the dogs need a lawn so I don’t have a new layer of mud, leaves and dirt on my floors every day.

Now here is a funny thing; growing the lawn successfully has brought on a desire to garden again.  I have begun in this corner and will expand it bit by bit.

You see that gazing globe?  I have had it for maybe 20 years and never put it out when we moved here.  I should have because I really like to look at it, but I was afraid that the wind would blow it over, or a tree branch would smash it.  What a waste it has been to own a lovely thing and then leave it wrapped up in the well house for safe keeping.  I have taken measures to try to keep it wind worthy.  I placed a bit of rebar through the center of the pedestal and pounded it deeply into the ground.  The portion that stuck up through the center of the glass ball is well padded and helps to keep everything safe and steady.  Now it puts a smile on my face every time I see it.

The grass is always greener where you can actually grow it.

What has spring induced you to do in the garden?

10 thoughts on “All wounds heal given time

  1. katechiconi says:

    Oh, lovely! Your own bit of green again. I must say, I’d have jumped on that pile of wood, perfect for long, slow, hot winter burning. We’re coming into winter now, bright sunny days with cooler temperatures and less stinging burn to the sun. I must get myself out there and start hacking back the jungle summer has left for us. Ideally I’d get a hole or two dug and some trees planted, and others pruned.

  2. tialys says:

    I would have had that wood like a shot – as I have two log burner in my house and we go through something akin to that amount every winter.
    Your gazing globe is lovely. You are right that it should be where you can see it and enjoy it and not hidden away. A friend of mine puts everything she makes – quilts, blankets, embroidery – away in a cupboard so ‘it doesn’t get dusty’. It takes all sorts.

  3. Deb says:

    If you were a little closer ,we could have used that wood! Have fun mowing. My mowing days have slowed way down as we are very dry right now,so I’m spending my mowing time into tending sprinklers. Looking forward to watching your garden come alive.

  4. Littlesundog says:

    Such a shame no one wanted the wood. We’ve been planting lots of oaks… and the squirrels have planted quite a number of them too! This year everything is at a minimum. I’d already planted half of the garden when an opportunity to travel with a niece to Germany presented itself. So… FD will be doing my work for 3 weeks in the heat of summer. I’m fairly sure everything might be toast when I get back!

    It’s good to see you writing again!! 🙂

    • Lynda says:

      Yes, Lori, those squirrels do plant a lot of oaks don’t they? Are you planting nursery stock or are you planting with acorns too? For as many years as it takes an oak to mature I am absolutely amazed at how fast they sprout and shoot up to a good sized sapling!

      On the garden front: I am certain you are correct in your predictions for the vegetable patch as I have seen the evidence of leaving it in the hands of a working husband. 😉

      • Littlesundog says:

        We transplant what the squirrels plant, and we leave and cage some of what they plant. I’m all about the SQUIRRELS doing the work!!

        I’ll just be thankful if Forrest keeps up with the watering. The weeds can be dealt with on my return… maybe, unless it’s all too far gone! 😀

        • Lynda says:

          Talk about natural landscaping. Very smart too! Think happy thoughts and in the meantime enjoy your trip to Germany. My father’s side of the family came here from Germany.

          • Littlesundog says:

            My father’s ancestors came from Germany too. It is especially great that we will be staying with friends of Emily’s who can educate us and show us around. Oddly, I’m not planning a thing… this trip is about being free for whatever comes along!

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