Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette

  • Mood:

Saturday Yardening

Today is cool, gray, and rainy.  It rained for a good part of yesterday and last night, intermittent drizzly rain. \o/  While not all the cracks in the ground have closed yet, they are smaller, and the soil is soft again.

Round One, I fed birds.  Then I started digging a big hole for the tricolor beech tree that's been sitting on the porch for weeks because the ground was bricked. 

EDIT 6/15/19: Round Two, I deepened the hole.

We got more rain between rounds 2 and 3 today.  :D

EDIT 6/15/19: Round Three, I planted the tricolor beech tree in the hold.  I feel super accomplished now, even though I still have other things to do.  That was the biggest part of this project.  I rarely make the giant hole recommended, because it's too much work and I'm usually planting seedlings anyway, but this is a fancy specimen tree that's already a little taller than I am.  It gets the premium treatment.  ;)

EDIT 6/15/19: Round Four, I wrapped the tricolor beech tree. Then I put groundcloth down and covered it with mulch.  I also put out more grass and clover seed on bare spots.

The fireflies are finally out in force. It's been too cool and/or dry for them until now.  We've seen a few stragglers but not a lot.  Tonight there are more.  :D

The rain has left puddles in the fields.  Toads are out in them singing love songs.  It's a beautiful summer night all around.

My yardening sessions typically run 15-30 minutes.  If I do three, that's 45-90 minutes in a day.  On a busy day, I might do five, or 1 hour 15 minutes to 2 hours 30 minutes.  Occasionally I've managed six rounds, but those are usually shorter ones.  Most days I'm probably getting 1-2 hours of yardening done.


Tags: birdfeeding, gardening, illinois, nature, personal, wildlife
  • 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.
  • 1 comment