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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Started mulching




I finally got started mulching the ornamental plants in the yard today, getting them ready for winter. There is a wide place on the side of our county road where the tree trimming companies unload wood chip when they do tree trimming here in the area. This makes really good mulch for ornamental plants and as a bonus it free. All you have to do is take a pick-up truck and shovel and load up. My son went and got a load of the chips for me today and helped unload them so I could mulch the plants. I am taking out one flower bed and probably will make a rock patio on the back of the house. Some of the flowers taken out were put in other beds and at the west end of the house. Luna, our Great Pyrenees really helped with the digging process, but she wanted to dig where there was nothing to dig up. She was more interested in playing than any thing else. Now all I need to do is find some seed free straw to mulch grapes, strawberries, and asparagus with and the mulching will be done. That will have to wait till Friday, we have a dentist appointment out of town tomorrow and wont get anything done. While I am out I am going to be looking for paint to paint the interior of the old farm house so it will be move in ready. Did I mention I hate dentist appointments? Well I do, but its just one of life's little annoyances. Till next time, blessings from the McGuire homestead.

Stella

2 comments:

anne m. said...

UGH! I hate dental appt. too =( Good luck!

A cheap idea for paint is to look at any place that sells it for mis-tinted cans. Sometimes you can find ones that are really nice colors. Also you can sometimes find 2 that are the same type that you can mix together nicely to cover a larger room. Just think of the color wheel, you'll do great =) Doing it with mis-tinted paint you can save half or more!

stella said...

HI anne, I did get to go to a discount store and found a 5 gallon bucket of beige paint, Sherwin Williams brand for $25. And it looks great. Also got some paint for the trim for 5 a gallon.

stella