My (Non)Green Thumb

Wow!  I haven’t posted for a while.  Between finals week, lawn care, spring concerts, Ryan’s new job, and a list of other things, I haven’t had the desire to blog.  But I am back today.   I spent almost all morning and early afternoon working on my yard.  The yard at this house (Hiawatha House) needed some love.  We basically have done nothing with it since we moved in because we were so busy all fall and winter remodeling the inside.  Now that the weather is nice, I decided that I better venture outside and take care of some overgrown shrubs, really long grass, and lots of weeds.

I am not, I repeat not a lawn and garden type of person.  I do not have a green thumb, and I don’t really find excitement in tending to a garden.  Ryan is the one in our house who usually takes care of all that stuff.  Unfortunately, he does not have the time this year to do much around the yard because of his new job, which has him on the road quite a bit.   I thought I better take this mess into my own hands and get this yard looking somewhat presentable.

Last night I mowed the lawn for the first time.  I know this seems weird since we have been in this house for many months, but when you move in October and it is winter until April, there is not much need for lawn mowing.  Can I just tell you that I have never mowed a hill before?  It is hard work!!  WOW!  I was huffing and puffing the entire time I was mowing.  I am sure it was a sight to see.  There were a couple of times that I could barely push the mower because of the incline.

I did about 3/4 of the front lawn and had to quit for the night.  I will be at it again tonight when it cools off.  This morning, though, I pulled weeds, trimmed up the front shrubs, and an assortment of other things.  It is looking pretty good, but there is still a lot to do.  This lawn work is for the birds!!  Maybe I will learn to enjoy it in the process!