Yards & Gardens Are Like Children


Yards and gardens are like children – they require pretty much constant attention.  They don’t care if you should be testing a product release, working, attending or hosting a webinar, or attending a various number of on-line social media functions.  The only difference between a yard or garden and children is that the yard or garden doesn’t keep you up all night because it’s crying!

Our yard, which I just love, requires a LOT of attention this time of year.  The lawn (all 3 1/2 acres) of it needs mowing about every 4-5 days.

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Sunday, among other things we had to put up a fence around our blueberries – so the birds don’t get them all!

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While the flower gardens are beautiful, they require a LOT of work – deadheading, pruning, weeding, etc.  Unfortunately, I don’t get as much time as I’d like to just sit on the deck and enjoy it all – although I do make a point of spending time there every day.

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Then of course there are the critters – and they’ve been really bad this year.  The chipmunks have dug up and eaten all of my crocus bulbs leaving major craters in the garden!  While the squirrel population has increased this year as well, so far they seem to be content in just eating birdseed. Someone forgot to tell this baby red squirrel that this is “supposed” to be a squirrel-proof feeder!

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But at the end of the day it’s all just so worth it!  If you enlarge the picture below you’ll see two deer grazing in the field.

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So, if you wonder where I am, I’m out taking care of the yard & garden 🙂

6 thoughts on “Yards & Gardens Are Like Children

  • Hi Annie
    Trust me, I’ve been trying to figure out how I can move my desk outside for the summer! I do take the laptop out on occasion, but when I do I don’t get anything accomplished LOL. As for the squirrel, well it’s a baby and believe it or not, he can fit through those spaces in the wire that surrounds the feeder – for now that is! Could have a major problem on my hands one of these days though. I wonder if they do (or have) jaws of life for squirrels?

  • Hi Nancy,
    Thank you for sharing more gardening pictures! Your hard work shows and you have a wonderful property. I think you need to figure out a way to start using your computer out on that wonderful deck! How did that squirrel get inside that bird feeder???

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