We had received an inch of rain the week before and I'm sure this contributed heavily to the seemingly sudden growth in the garden!
"My find of the afternoon"
I spent the next two hours trimming the suckers from around the trees, pulling up the thorns and brambles that had somehow begun to grow, and trimming the Camilla bush.
By late afternoon I was done and tickled pink to see that I had made it look more presentable. The satisfaction in a job well done is so worth the effort!
On Wednesday morning I tackled the garden to the right of the one I had just finished. There is a stump in the midst of all the ivy that sends up suckers which will not succumb to the "sucker killing spray" that we have applied several times, so it means we have to trim them.
The walk to Mommas garden was also in dire need of attention so I included it the days' work.
"My Happy Helpers"
Sawyer was spending the morning with "Ashy" as Momma was chauffeuring Collin to a job so we had to make this job FUN!! Dogs are a big element of FUN for him so we got all three of them involved! It also included a truck ride with Lila and Buck (I couldn't put Jasper in there for he stirs things up!) which everyone enjoyed!
With Sawyer's help I was able to quickly get the garden looking better! He kept telling me "I hewlping Ashy" while he pulled a few weeds or "these go in dum-truck" as I cut the suckers back. It was so cute!
Around eleven Sawyer got weepy and I knew it was time for a snack. He still isn't quite over his cold and has been getting hungry earlier so..... We each had a left-over roll from the night before and he also had "aminal cwackers". As you can see, Jasper was very attentive!!
I was done by noon and so happy with how things turned out!! They look neat and cared for and it's a delight to look out the kitchen window now.
I have one more garden to weed but it's not to bad.
"Ham Man" will be three in November! Wow, how the time does fly. He's turning into such a sweet, personable, happy little man. I can't imagine our family without him.