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Thread: How many of you were gardening or doing yard work this weekend?

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    I sure was! In the 60's both days and last night we slept with the windows open for the first time this year.

    And the spring peepers were singing their hearts out. I love that sound!

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    Installed 4 yards of mulch on Sat. because it is going to be 84 here in southeast PA today.

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    My husband and I trimmed tree branches all day sunday. Iam beat and sore. But it was so beautiful outside it was worth it.

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    I slept since I work midnights...but only one more day of work, and then 7 off in a row! Whoohooo!

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    We had a great weekend, here in Nashua, NH! It was wonderful, tackling the yard and prepping for flower planting (the farm stores just started putting out pansies!). That said, I think we might have stirred up some of the local wildlife, especially where I used the blower to move leaves away from my stone lined planting bed.... woke up this morning to another "present" from my kitties, a dead mouse! __ :-) ___

    A couple of spots around the planter showed tunnels under the leaves to the wall. I'm guessing I woke somebody up and they moseyed (or is that mouseyed?) into our garage. Our four cats, two of whom we know are mousers, have access to the garage thru a door in the kitchen wall. I feel bad for the mouse but how stupid can you get?!

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    I am going to do some yard work today since we are supposed to get in the 80s. I was playing with my new long arm all weekend. I still don't have the fall cleanup done. I need to replace my split rail fence around the back yard for the dogs, so mulching may have to wait till after I get someone in to do the fence. Just waiting for the sun to shine so I can get outside. Have a good day everyone :!:

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    I worked Saturday, but Sunday was great. The grass is finally turning green! I recieved a yellow lilac bush I ordered, so wanted to plant it, but the wind was so strong!

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    I'm hoping to work in my yard today since it should get into the upper 50's. Never heard of yellow lilacs CarrieAnne. I would love to see one.

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    We were at the quilt show in Ohio and it was 80 degrees there. The grass was a lot taller when we arrived home because it was 83 here on Sunday.

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    Did what I could in the spots that were bare; but still quite a bit of snow that the rain we are getting today should get rid of. Also found the bare ground to still be soggy. At least got the broken tree limbs from the winter winds picked up. That's a start!! Sure felt good to be out in the fresh air anyways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QBeth
    We had a great weekend, here in Nashua, NH! It was wonderful, tackling the yard and prepping for flower planting (the farm stores just started putting out pansies!). That said, I think we might have stirred up some of the local wildlife, especially where I used the blower to move leaves away from my stone lined planting bed.... woke up this morning to another "present" from my kitties, a dead mouse! __ :-) ___

    A couple of spots around the planter showed tunnels under the leaves to the wall. I'm guessing I woke somebody up and they moseyed (or is that mouseyed?) into our garage. Our four cats, two of whom we know are mousers, have access to the garage thru a door in the kitchen wall. I feel bad for the mouse but how stupid can you get?!
    I hope for your sake the mice are real stupid and kitties are really smart! Man, I hate mice! Nothing will ruin my day more than one of those little buggers! That's one reason I'm very happy with my Foxie Lady. LOL Crap, I'll give her dog bones if it keeps her coming and cleaning up the rodents here! LOL

    I actually got about 90% of the spring cleaning wash done this weekend and only 1 flower bed cleaned out.

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    I raked a few of the dead patches in the lawn from the princess...and filled a couple of grocery bags with stuff that was around.

    The kids decided to pop over to see if my "free" washer was available for a load or two. (they are saving for their wedding)
    The other son stopped over with the dog, so we grilled and ate outside at the table. it was over 80.

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    I helped a neighbor pull old mulch and transplant roses.

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    Couldn't do anything to windy and it was to cold.Connie in CO

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltinghere
    We were at the quilt show in Ohio and it was 80 degrees there. The grass was a lot taller when we arrived home because it was 83 here on Sunday.
    Went to the quilt show too, weren't even thinking about my yard. :P

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    I did a TON of yard work this past weekend. Basically I re-claimed my areas from the jungle it became. These are before & after of the back area:
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    And part of the front area; I haven't done the other half yet.
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    Did some weeding this morning, had plannrd to do more, but these darn legs just don"t let me do ads much as I use to do. Yesterday went shopping for new kitchen flooring, counter tops and paint. My middle son offered to come repaint walls and cabinets and install the flooring if I'd get out and find what I wanted. I'll be busy this week stripping wallpaper from kitchen and dining room, and finding a place to put reverything from the china cabinets and corner cabinet so those can be moced. He came on Sat. and hung new chandelier in dining room for us. Is that a great kid or whatt?!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewcrafty
    Quote Originally Posted by QBeth
    We had a great weekend, here in Nashua, NH! It was wonderful, tackling the yard and prepping for flower planting (the farm stores just started putting out pansies!). That said, I think we might have stirred up some of the local wildlife, especially where I used the blower to move leaves away from my stone lined planting bed.... woke up this morning to another "present" from my kitties, a dead mouse! __ :-) ___

    A couple of spots around the planter showed tunnels under the leaves to the wall. I'm guessing I woke somebody up and they moseyed (or is that mouseyed?) into our garage. Our four cats, two of whom we know are mousers, have access to the garage thru a door in the kitchen wall. I feel bad for the mouse but how stupid can you get?!
    I hope for your sake the mice are real stupid and kitties are really smart! Man, I hate mice! Nothing will ruin my day more than one of those little buggers! That's one reason I'm very happy with my Foxie Lady. LOL Crap, I'll give her dog bones if it keeps her coming and cleaning up the rodents here! LOL

    I actually got about 90% of the spring cleaning wash done this weekend and only 1 flower bed cleaned out.
    I know what you mean about mice! I'm just glad I'm well protected from critters. The count, in the nine years I've been in this house, is 5 bats, 3 chipmunks, and about a 10 mice, none of whom were invited!! Except for the bats, which are a whole other story, I think my furry ones are catching them in the garage, bringing them into the house thru their cat door, and then playing them to death. At least, I haven't seen any "evidence" that they've been in the house. Oh happy days! :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by redkimba
    And part of the front area; I haven't done the other half yet.
    Looks SO nice when it's done, yes?!! Amazing transformation. Your yard looks good!

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    It got up to almost 90 yesterday. It was also very windy. I did work in the flower gardens a little, but gave up and came inside.

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    DH and I (mostly him) worked outside almost all weekend, trimming, raking, setting up the patio...etc. What a beautiful weekend! I did sneak in occasionally and sew a few seams...the day just isn't complete unless I've sewn or quilted something!!!

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    I was outside doing pre-gardening "stuff"... till it got to 84 degrees....and pretty humid. We set a record! Coming out of the harse winter it was a drastic change. It was still hot when I went to bed.

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    Still too cold and wet here for that :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Connie in CO
    Couldn't do anything to windy and it was to cold.Connie in CO
    It snowed all weekend for us. Shelley in Utah

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