DXMachina (dxmachina) wrote,


Did go out and do yard work, to wit, trimming the hedge and other much overgrown shrubs in front of and on one side of the house. Spent much time holding the trimmer at shoulder height or above. In the warm sun. Now my arms are sore and I am very tired. And I still have one side to go. I didn't do that side partly because of the tired, but also because I really ought to remove the shrub directly in front of the spot where all the wires enter the house. I know it was put there to hide the wires, but it's gotten way to big, and is now home to some climbing weeds that keep trying to crawl up the wires.

Actually, I probably ought to hire someone to come in and remove all the shrubs next to the house, because they've all gotten pretty unmanagable. They were already too big when I moved in, thanks to years of neglect, and are all too close to the building itself. It's a pity. The two small-leaf rhododendrons are gorgeous in the spring. OTOH, I wouldn't miss the two junipers at all.
Tags: yard

  • Trufflemania 2012

    I made twelve kinds of truffles this year, and I decided to update my recipes and notes for easy reference. The basic recipe is an adaptation of…

  • Insert Truffle Pun Here...

    It's truffle time again at Casa Machina! I've put up 16 dozen or so truffle centers so far, and should finish off the last four batches of centers…

  • Unitasker Meme

    Snagged from mme_hardy: Bold the ones you have and use at least once a year, italicize the ones you have and don't use, strike through…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.