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garden madness

Friday, November 22, 2013

I have just sat down after 7 hours in the garden.
I started out slow because we had a late night last night and I was feeling the effects of a bit too much social cheer. But once I got going I soon perked up.

We had a skip delivered and had a lot of tree prunings to shift. And once DH got the chainsaw going there were a whole lot more prunings. So after a full day for both of us, the skip is full and the garden is looking a lot lighter. I now have two very sunny banks to plant, where once there was shade.
My garden is very shady, so having some sunny spaces is very very exciting. I am so looking forward to weeding them and planting.
What a joy it was today to be gardening so vigorously: reaching, stretching, hauling, dragging branches down the 106 steps to the street and heaving them into the skip. I just kept going, and though DH did most of the work, I never stopped. Except to make lunch.

What a difference from when I was lugging around all that weight, it was a true burden, now lifted.
I think I have pinched a nerve, however, and have sciatica. I've never done this before but I do think that might be it. I guess time will tell.

Have a great weekend, Sparkers.
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    Put mulch on my garden for the winter
    1642 days ago
    emoticon Hope the back gets better soon
    1642 days ago
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    1643 days ago
    Well done!! HUGS
    1643 days ago
    The one thing I miss by living in a condo is my garden. I got so much enjoyment from digging and raking and planting. But boy oh boy, you can be really sore after a full day of yard work.

    Please post some pictures later in the season when the fruits of your labor are in bloom and looking so lovely.
    1643 days ago
    Woo Hoo - good for Fifi !! Ton of calories burned ! Good to hear a Social Cheer !! Thanks for the Hugs - yesterday - In better form today ! Hugs Karen emoticon
    1643 days ago
    This was a lot of work, all at once. No wonder your sciatica's flared up. I did the same thing doing way too much and it stopped me cold. Go easy... sounds like you need a hot soak and some rest. emoticon emoticon
    1643 days ago
    Wow, you go girl! You were certainly burning those calories. Hope you feel ok tomorrow.
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  • KATHY98665
    I adore working outside. My outside work this week has consisted of prepping for hard frost- putting foam insulation blocks along the vents at the base of the house, disconnecting the hoses and covering them so the water lines don't freeze, and pulling up any straggler plants that will not survive the cold. Getting to freezing and below. Brrr.
    I have had sciatic nerve stuff before and feel your pain. That shooting that goes up and over the fun. Take it easy and hope things snap back into place asap.

    1643 days ago
    sounds like an enjoyable day, except for the nerve.
    1643 days ago
    Good work guys! I could really do with a lend of some of the calories you burnt today, yes? emoticon
    Don't forget that's 14 hours all up in the garden and so, so much can be achieved in that time... lol, especially with a chainsaw.

    If you've pinched your sciatic nerve you wouldn't need 'time' to tell, I can tell you that from experience.

    You have a great weekend too Fifi, and well done to you and DH. Send him across the Tasman, yeah! I could handle a good man ... for outside gardening that is. Now, what WERE you thinking??

    1643 days ago
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