Monday, June 27, 2016

YARD BACK UNDER CONTROL

So the day started off kinda worrisome...the clouds built up, got dark, it rained for a bit (after I started mowing) and then it would stop...  


It did this on and off most of the day.  I'd like to say it cooled things off, but nope, it just made it more humid.  But at least it didn't stop the work...


I got the front mowed, finally it's all back under control.  
I edged again as well...


I got the trails along the fence line done...


The trails are back too...


And I was able (with the help of 2nd Family's dog "Blue", ha) to get in and around a couple of trees that we love (not sure what they are, but there are two, side by side, just like this one, we call them "the two sisters").  

The trees need pruning but that will have to come sometime later...

 

Also got this area back under control, it's near the dewberry patch...


By the end of the day, it was blue skies and everything was neat again.  I also did some work in the garden and a couple of 'future' flower beds, more on those things later...


And as many of you said, I took time to enjoy the beauty out there.  Bees were buzzing everywhere, saw some butterflies and dragonflies all around, and these are growing wild in several spots around the property.  

Yellow flowers make me smile...

17 comments:

Texas Rose said...

Wow, you did a LOT of work - and in this humid heat! Everything is looking great! Love that you took some time to enjoy the results of your hard work and the beauty of your Farm. Are those Black-eyed Susan wildflowers?

Colleen said...

Takes A lot of work for it to look so tidy and neat. Your very own country 'park' right on your very own property.
Such a lovely photo of your Brown-Eyed Susan's. I have been wanting and looking for the Brown-eyed Susan Vine but so far no such luck; plant or seeds. They are such a pretty flower and Thank You for posting your beautiful nature photos. I so enjoy seeing them

Anonymous said...

Wow like Colleen said its so pretty. You are to be commended

Elephant's Child said...

Well done. You got a heap done. And it shows.

Becca said...

Your property is so nice. I know it's a lot of work. You should be proud. Just slow down, do what you can and enjoy!!

Gail said...

Looks amazing. I can tell a lot of hard work was done.

Tonya @ My Cozy Little Farmhouse said...

I love the Browned Eyed Susan's. Any idea what the white flowers are named? I don't know how you work in all that heat and humidity. I swear I would wither up a like an old corn hush, haha. Your property looks bucolic as always :) Great job!

Sandy said...

1st Man,

You did a fabulous job!!! Now come on up here, I need some extra hands :-)

The grass has grown again, time to pull the tractor out and start cutting. I think I'm going to wait until this evening when the sun starts going down.

Colleen said...

By the way, the tree is a tall, green leafy tree :}
When I first glanced at the photo, I thought at first the was the back side of a mountain lion

1st Man said...

Thanks! I'm not sure what the flowers are, but that sounds about right.

1st Man said...

Brown Eyed Susan's! Cool thanks for that info. These don't grow as a vine but I sure bet a vine would be gorgeous!! And too funny about the dog, I can totally see a mountain lion now! Ha!!!

1st Man said...

Aww, thanks!!!

1st Man said...

Thank you!!!

1st Man said...

You know, I do get to overthinking and trying to do too much at times, I will remember that. Thanks!!!

1st Man said...

Thanks!!

1st Man said...

I wish I knew the name of the white ones. Of course, just learned about 'brown eyed susan's' with this post, ha. BUCOLIC...I love that word! :-)

1st Man said...

Thank you very much. If we lived out there full time, I would definitely mow in the early evenings. That's how 2nd Family keeps theirs always looking so good.