> Ended up taking more breaks for water than working! Managed to fall into a
> window well and get bite by a spider... Geesh... gardening was just not
> meant for me today!
Ouch! I hope you're OK!
I think my biggest spider fear is getting bitten by a brown recluse. I've
seen photos of the wounds and they take years to heal. Something about my
flesh dying and falling off just isn't appealing...
> What did everyone else do?
Well, since I stayed up late trying to thing of clever names for the
hort.net URL shortening service ;), I didn't get out into the yard until
noon or so.
The heat wasn't too bad today (about 78), but the humidity was awful. I
think it was about 110% or so, and I was out there without a snorkel. I'm
planning on bottling our atmosphere and selling it to nuclear power plants
as 'heavy water'.
Anyhow, I didn't do much but was *soaked*. My shirt, my shorts -- I looked
like I'd been playing in the sprinklers all day.
I broke up some of the concrete patio that I want to remove, then took the
reciprocating saw and cut out as much of the rebar and iron mesh that was
still in there and getting in the way. Then I took the broken pieces and
scattered them in a depression under the pine trees at the back of my
lot. I'm probably about 1/3 done with the razing of my patio, but I had
After that I moved 22 bags of pine bark fines that I found at Lowes (really
nice stuff, almost like powder, and only $3/2 cu. ft bag!). Unfortunately,
they're also very heavy -- on the order of 50-80 lbs each.
Then I cut back my William Baffin rose that's in front of the house since
it just finished blooming (it was incredible this year!). I need to tie
it back and then I'm going to plant a clematis underneath to let it ramble
through the stalks.
Oh yeah! In the process of moving mulch Romeo got in the way and I had to
swerve, so I broke off one of the irrigation system sprinkler heads at the
base. I dug a hole and put together a replacement piece with PVC/parts and
solvent, but haven't put it into the main line yet. I'll do that
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