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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of three. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and will have been married for 57 years this February.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012


Today I finally finished my job and I'm so glad it's done for now till the spring, although I so enjoyed working in the cool fresh air while wearing warm clothing. I did a lot of deep breathing.

My wonderful cutters that Christine, my daughter gave me for Christmas two years ago. Available from Lee Valley.

A close up of the cutting blade and the ratchet head.

Some tall tops that I couldn't reach from this side of the hedge even with the long handles. That hedge was wide and still is.

The top is taller than the ladder. I save a few to decorate with lights for outdoors. You can clearly see that the hedge needed to be cut down...

George took pity on me with the last 12 feet of the hedge and came with his chainsaw. He was a little trigger happy with the cutting. Not as level as I had hoped for. The branches were flying. lol...
I shouldn't complain and I'm thankful that he came to finish the end of the hedge because my right shoulder was starting to hurt some.  It should be easier to trim the branches in the spring now.

This is part of the mess to be cleaned up and that spruce is murder on the skin.

The mess is cleaned up. This is what used to be my vegetable garden. Now it's full of daylilies that will hopefully grow comes spring if the river doesn't overflow it's banks and wash all my top soil away again.
In a way, I'm glad that the lawnmower didn't start or I would have never started cutting the hedge. At least the hornets didn't bother me one bit. The only stings I got were from the sharp spruce needles. Now the grounds are frozen and too rough for cutting grass.

I hope that you enjoyed a peek in my backyard.
Next time, maybe  I'll show my many dormant flower beds. Some still weedy and some cleaned up and replanted. I really need a companion gardener to take care of all those flower beds.

Thanks for visiting and have a safe and restful week.