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Re: today....

Chris, You are making me glisten just reading about all that heavy work (Men
sweat; ladies glisten)
Our Lowes stopped carrying Pine fines several years ago.  They are
impossible to get here.  Absolutely the most lovely stuff.
Isn't it wonderful the way pets love to help us in the yard?

neIN, Z5
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Christopher P. Lindsey" <lindsey@mallorn.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2005 7:42 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] today....

> > Ended up taking more breaks for water than working! Managed to fall into
> > 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
> 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
> to stop.
> After that I moved 22 bags of pine bark fines that I found at Lowes
> nice stuff, almost like powder, and only $3/2 cu. ft bag!).
> 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
> solvent, but haven't put it into the main line yet.  I'll do that
> tomorrow.  :)
> Chris
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