We got a lot accomplished over the weekend. Ferdinand found more leaves I was hiding and picked them up and bagged them. Good thing we have a super-small yard! I raked the garden area out really well and actually picked up all the debris. I also made a huge dent in clearing the junk between the fences.
Let me tell you about the junk between the fences. I’ll go back to when we were house-hunting. Don’t worry, its only 3 years. Well five, but I won’t tell you about the 2 years during which we could not find anything. All I really want to say is that when you are all starry-eyed (or bleary-eyed) when looking for a house, you notice the size of the rooms, is the backyard fenced, is that baseball fields abutting my property? One thing we missed is that, how shall I put this? WHY ARE THERE TWO FENCES IN MY BACKYARD WITH SHRUBBERY, INCLUDING WILD ROSES, IVY, ASSORTED WRAP-AROUND VINES, AND FORSYTHIA, GROWING IN BETWEEN THEM?!! OMG!!!!
Write this down. On my epitaph or headstone or whatever, I want it written that the last thing I ever did was tame my yard. I mean seriously? The fences are like less than a foot apart in some places and I have to kill everything in between because they are public nuisances. Just so you know, wild roses are invasive, have large, sharp thorns, and produce no flowers. Zip. Nada. Forsythia – invasive. And don’t get me started on those vines! Well, I want them all dead.
I will take some lovely photos tomorrow. I am so excited!