I have missed so much this Summer and now I am just getting outside to do some work. I am taking it easy though because the heat is so high here in WV in the past few weeks. It usually takes me 45 minutes to cut grass, but this time it took me 1 1/2 hours. I took my time and rested when I got tired. I also did it when David was at work, because he did not want me to do it. I told him I was feeling better and could.
I finally got to go outside and cut the grass and do some weeding. That has always been my job and Hubby uses the weed eater around the yard. Hubby is not into doing gardening and that is fine because I love it.
I love cutting grass. When I was little, my Father drove a truck for a furniture store and my Mother clean houses and took in laundry to wash, dry, and iron. We still did not have much so in the summers they would cut grass. My Mom would say we are going to the rich part of town to cut grass for them. I remember this one home that had a lot of Willow trees. The woman was so nice, she would fix me a sandwich and a glass of milk and I would go and sit under one of the trees and read a book til my parents were done. She had a huge lawn and we only had a walk behind mower. It took about two hours to do her lawn.
Ok, back to my porch, sorry to say my clematis did not do too well this year. Usually you can see it growing up the trellis on the front porch. I am trying to nurse it back to health though. I like buying hanging baskets of ferns for our front porch, but I have not went the garden center this year. That will be something for next year.
Do you see the shiny paper hanging from our roof? The past two years we have had a woodpecker pecking on the roof there. We heard about the shiny paper scaring them off and it works so far. May not look good, but no more pecking.
I was able to buy some plants and put them in pots this past May and they seem to be doing well.
This is our back porch and it gets lots of Sun. I love sitting on it late in the evening with Hubby and drinking a good cup of tea.
Well that is it for now. Hoping this heat wave goes away soon because we have not been able to sit on the front or back porch for weeks. Hubby has used his grill and for that I am Thankful.