May 6, 2007

Garden Goes Gone

This morning it was there.


By afternoon it was bare.


Much like the dandelion field, that blob of foliage garden stood in the path of progress. We saved the rocks. And the hosta. We have plans for them elsewhere. The rest we neatly bundled for curbside pickup.

Wendy excavated an assortment of oddities buried in the dirt, among which was a four foot tall iron mailbox post, a beach ball, a handful of old school pull tabs, two croquet balls, a hammer, a green & white glass marble, and a seemingly endless coil of fat rope that resembled an enormous earthworm as she tug-tug-tugged it out of the soil.

An ancient shrine to suburban living? Usually ghosts from the past have something more interesting to say. The marble is pretty.

The next few weeks will be all about the yard. We'll be digging holes, moving some plants, eliminating others, spreading dirt, weeding and feeding, growing grass. Can you feel the excitement? I'm all aquiver.

Meanwhile after today's labor, Wendy is on the couch with her knee iced and I just swallowed three Aleve.

No pain, no gain. Repeat three times, have another beer and call me in the morning. That's good advice on any given day.

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10 comments:

Lisa said...

wow. even photoshop couldn't do such a good job.

weese said...

damn...
where are the stumps? did you dig them out?
when does the drain get put in?
this is all so exciting.

Gina said...

That's a lotta work, my friend.

Syd said...

holes, spreading, excitement, aquiver...

I need a cigarette.

WordsRock said...

weese, Wendy did a bang up job digging up those stumps. She made it look easy... teehee. The work on the drain starts tomorrow morning, 9am sharp. Expect pictures.

Syd, I didn't even mention the glistening sweat and heaving breasts. You're almost easier than I am. :)

Val said...

between you & wendy and weeese and her wife, i feel like a city slicker ... makes me tired just looking at the pics and reading about the work you gals do on a weekend! But if it makes you happy..... go for it!

SassyFemme said...

Okay, I'm feeling like a serious slug for the little we've gotten accomplished in our yard compared to y'all!

the only daughter said...

Thanks for the additional inspiration and motivation. I have several weeks worth of digging and such to do, too.

Grand, just! :)

Sarah said...

WOW! You are on a remodeling rampage woman! Good for you!!

Hahn at Home said...

I forgot how big yards are out east. Really amazing.