The lilacs are in full bloom and the scent in the backyard is amazing. Yesterday was chilly..I wore Jeans, sweatshirt and jacket most of the day as I puttered around outside. I trimmed back some face slapper branches from the bushes out back..cut the volunteer mulberry trees from under our huge evergreen out front too.
I had a restless night…so I got laundry going at 6:30 am. I looked around the house to see what to work on for preparation of Cade’s baptism..I decided that vacuum, sweep and maybe run a dust rag was about all that it needed. So yes..I am procrastinating 😉
Our lawn pull behind lawn sprayer made it’s final round last weekend…So we are headed to Northern Tool today to look at the ones they have on sale. I spoke with the manager yesterday at Bomgaars- he said their’s go on sale but not today….He was busy selling a $10 plastic pool so I think I was an inconvenience…I had even waited my turn to speak to him…they had a nice 60 gallon pull behind and I asked what the price was on it- well he didn’t know and asked me if I wanted him to look it up. Uh..NO. Hard to sell shit if you don’t have a price on it and it is a definite inconvenience to look it up…so we will subtly take the sprayer business to Sioux Falls. Shop Canton First. Yep…I have decided I don’t have that much energy any more!
When I was using the lawn sweeper on Friday, I just went a little further and did the entire north lawn of Bill & Diane’s shed. I know they like it to look nice but their mower tends to windrow it in large clumps..I would have done the north side too, but our burn hole was full. I saw Bill raking the north side and put it in his pickup and haul it to the dump. I felt a bit bad..but I was out of a place to put it. We used to lay a large tarp out and I would dump on that and we would in turn dump that on the trailer…grass is heavy when it is first cut.
Our little trees to the south are growing well. I think we will get Cade a tree to plant for his baptism. Our “sticks” of trees were eaten by bunnies over the winter, but the bushes are doing well. I looked at different bushes to plant to attract birds but was indecisive as to 1. where to put them. and 2. what kinds to get.
Time to embrace this day…get a shower and find something to wear on our Northern tool adventure…