Friday, July 05, 2013
Our yard/garden has exploded into waist high weeds and grasses. Ds16, who was my main gardener has exploded into very bad pollen allergies and is excused, perhaps permanently from all yard duties. Dd11 isn't too much help because she complains so much that I find it more relaxing to do it without her (which undoubtedly was her intent). She does help some when she wants to earn some money for pulling weeds. Dh is working two jobs. We don't have the money to hire anyone to do it. So that leaves me - freaking out. I am almost at panic attack status when I look out there.
I think I'm going to take my Zumbatical and tackle the yard if I can. Do they sell blinders for people? Perhaps if I wear blinders and work on one small area of the garden at a time I won't hyperventilate.
I am planning on spending some money. I need to hire a guy with a stump grinder to take care of the remains of our beautiful old Maple. And I need to order about 10 yards of mulch to put down on the (hopefully someday) weeded areas so that all the weeds don't come back.