I’ve learned so much throughout the
resurrection rehab of The Ashland House. Too much to share in this post quite frankly. I will share with you that once you move in to your house after a huge renovation people will invariably ask you the following:
So. How’s the new house?!
To which I have NO IDEA how to answer. Why? Because in the back of my
head mind I know that this is happening in our back yard:
How can I say how much we love the inside when the outside is a HOT MESS? Those patches of green that appear to be grass aren’t. I can assure you they are weeds. Yesterday I decided to start digging them up. Don’t worry*…
I have a plan!
*By the way, I seriously doubt that you are worried. You barely have time to read inconsequential blog posts as it is, right?
Every day I’m going to use a spade shovel to manually till the
soil clay so I can loosen the roots of the weeds. I’ll shake off the extra earth and put them in a yard bag for the village to pick up. I’ve done this for about 60-90 minutes a day for the past two days. Can I keep it up? Hmm. Normally I’d say NO.
Today, however, I say YES! I’m going to boor all of you with daily updates/pictures. Not only will this approach keep me accountable but it will make all of you feel so fortunate that you are not me. As in the following:
“Wow. I’m glad that’s not my yard.”
I might break down and rent a rota-tiller. Let me spend more of my sanity first.
It’s been too long dear readers! Thanks for reading and as always –
Have a Joyful Day!