Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Im sensing some deja vu

Sometime Tuesday morning this was dropped off on my driveway. It seems like this happened a few months ago as well. Only last time it was compost.(twice as much!) This time its mulch. 6 yards to be exact.

We need it for this.

And this.

And this.

You get the picture, right. I think when you live in a subdivision there is a secret lawn and garden society. Its an unspoken rule that your lawn and your flowers have to look just so. Now, dont get me wrong. I love to garden. I love planting flowers and watching them grow. I love moving them around. BUT, I love all that on my own terms. I love to do it just to do it. For the mere enjoyment. Not because someone says I have to or because everyone else is doing it. Now the lawn on the other hand....I could care less. Its grass. Thats good enough for me. I dont need it to be treated every month by a lawn company and I dont need it to be rolled and aerated....cmon, its grass.

All of that mulch gets to be moved. I get to use this.

Which, thanks to Danni, who only has my best interest at heart, I learned how to use it quite masterfully. Even when I cant see. Everyone should master that skill. You just never know when it may come in handy.

And this.

It really could be much worse. I could have to use these.


But as you can see....G has no trouble and doesnt complain one bit about his tools.

In fact, we narrowly escaped a mulch meltdown when it was time to go in last nite. It was pitch black outside...we couldnt see a thing, but for the strategically placed lamppost in the front yard. Yet, here he was, still shoveling away.

The only way I could get him inside was to promise him that the pile would still be there in the morning. As much as I would love to wake up and not see it there...


Leeanthro said...

I was just noticing last night that our mulch is thin in places. I think when I cut everything back I am going to compost then mulch so that everything is ready for spring.

And my guy didn't want to come in last night either. He was digging in our thin mulch!

Country Girl said...

I am glad that Old Lady Achorn had lots of flowers already planted because I am not very good with planting and maintaining flowers unless they are in a pot.

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Oh yeah...wheelbarrows ROCK. One can never have too many of them. Big ones, little ones, skinny ones, three-wheeled ones, multipurpose ones...
And, yes, you do do the whole wheelbarrowing thing quite well (tee hee, i said do-do). Even when you can't see.
Now, quitcher whinin' and get to work!

GreyWolf said...

Gee I wish someone would leave me piles of compost and mulch.
And thats terrible, making that poor boy work from sun up to after sundown. I guess "farm mom" isn't the only one who needs to read the child labor laws...LOL

Anonymous said...

Ha! I was thinking the same thing, dad. Poor little g! ;) Actually, Ethan would love a pile like that too..... to spread all around and dump liitle piles in unexpected places. :)

CeeCee said...

So, if I get some mulch for my beds, will you let me have your little cutie for the weekend? I could use the help. I'm way too old to move 10 yards of mulch.

frugalmom said...

Leeanthro: Great idea. We always go to the landscape recycling place. They can deliver very large quantities as you can see!

country girl: See, I am the opposite. I suck at containers. Really.

Danni: You said do-do. Its okay, I wont tell G you said that.

greywolf: Hey...I gotta wear him out somehow....

Angie: Oh know you do the same thing! And funny you should mention that mulch showing up in unexpected places. J's soccer cleats were filled with it when he went to go to practice the other day!!! Thats what he gets for leaving them on the porch.

cee cee: For sure. He would love to help you. As long as you dont mind lots of questions and the word why.....