and I attacked the yard monsters this weekend, despite the heat. I trimmed the back bushes and she trimmed the bushes in the back flower bed. I also tried to pull up the monster crabgrass growing there. By monster, I mean crabgrass entities easily 5 foot in diameter. In fact, crabgrass isn't the right word; it was Pissed-Off-And-Looking-To-Cut-Someone-Gr
ass. And by entities I do mean many.
I won most of the battles, but not the war.
The yard is a lot of work and helloheather
and I are a bit overwhelmed with it all. We've decided to eliminate the dead-tree-turned-bird-feeder+pretty-thin
gs in the middle of the back yard (seen here: http://www.bernhard.us/photos/spring-2005/abk
). I'm looking to get a tree trimming service out to pull this thing and grind the stump out as well and nice-ify our many living trees. I'm debating calling out an actual arborist to teach us how to best maintain the trees. It seems like knowing as much as possible about them would be a good thing in the long run, especially if it helps us determine which tree trimming service actually knows what they're doing and which just wants to cut stuff up.
All in all, it felt good to get out in the yard and work. Tonight we dump a bunch of lighter fluid on the clippings and have a little burn-fest.
Oh, and I found a dead ground squirrel in the yard. He's going to be on the funeral pyre.
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