Last year I had a unused corner of my yard that was in some significant shadow, so I planted some Hostas. Just two little beds, tucked away in the corner.
But then I thought to myself, “I really have been running these in a line, I should maybe extend them out the other way as well.”
So created a fifth garden bed.
And I said to myself, “Wouldn’t it be nice if I could sit out here and enjoy these garden beds?” So I created a sixth and seventh garden bed with a little half circle seating area.
But looking at that seating area, I said to myself, “cute, but just a little bit too small”, and that back garden bed really needs some plants.
“But how am I going to get to my pretty little seating area?” I guess I need to create a path.
“But look, the area in front of my shed is overgrown with weeds!” Guess I need to create garden beds 8 and 9.
“Oh look someone is giving away free rocks, maybe I can build that retaining wall and stone steps that I wanted.” (As a side note: Almost all rocks and plants were acquired for free in this post.)
So this weekend I loaded 64 wheelbarrows of rocks into a rented truck, drove them home (8 trips) and unloaded 64 wheelbarrows of rocks into my back yard (I did have some help 🙂 ). This is going to be used for next years project.
“Oh look, it’s midnight, and I haven’t started my post for the Gospel of Mark yet!”
I guess the Gospel of Mark will have to wait until Friday.
Wow, sometimes I bite off a bit more than I can chew!
Have you had times when you bit of more than you can chew? It is a recurring theme in my life I know. There are always so many things that I want to do, but just don’t have time for. On the positive side, we now have an outdoors area where we can visit with a couple of friends at a time.
Have you had any fun or rewarding Covid-19 projects? Do you want to help me build a retaining wall and stone steps next spring? 😉
As always, your thoughts and comments are welcome.