Monday, April 11, 2011

The Beauty of a Warm Saturday......

Monday, April 11, 2011.......



This past Saturday, hubby and I got to enjoy a great warm Spring day and definitely took advantage of it. I have to admit, it's been an extremely stressful time for me, so spending time outside with hubby on a wonderful Spring day was just what I needed.

We spent the time working our garden (YogaGirl would not find this fun, but what does she know). We also separated some of our seedlings (heirloom tomatoes) and planted lettuce, beets and sugar snap peas. We were also surprised that some of my herbs survived the winter, so I repositioned them. Now, I just have to be prepared for Mr. Woodchuck and his friends.....and I am. I have my cayenne pepper and dish soap and will get him before he has his first nibble on the parsley and think my garden is his version of Denny's all-you-can-eat buffet.

I love these days. It is these type of days when hubby and I slowly turn over our garden, clean the yard and stand in wonder of how crappy our front yard looks compared to our neighbor's that make me forget all that's going on with me right now.

8 comments:

Matty said...

We had a warm weekend here too, and got plenty of yard work done. It was nice to be outside and not freezing your buns off.

Brian Miller said...

we had a wicked storm this weekend...i did work on the tractor and get it running for later in the week....supposed to be 83 today...

Little Ms Blogger said...

Matty - Wasn't it?

Brian - Looks like your storm is heading my way because the skies are a horrible shade of gray. Thanks.

ME said...

First for Women, April 25, 2011, pg.43 #9 :Tidy up your yard. Raking, weeding, planting, or simply sweeping away a few broken branches and leaves can banish anxiety within 30 minutes. Researchers say the combination of exercise and fresh air zaps stress as effectively as Prozac.

Thought I'd share that. I just read it this morning. I love yard work. It smells good. :)

Spot said...

I hate yardwork. And the only things I seem to be able to grow are tomatoes and peppers. It works out well because we love salsa. I do enjoy the aches and pains that come from an honest days work outside and I love it when the yard looks good so I'll be getting out there soon. But I won't really enjoy it!

Glad you did tho! And nature always seems to take some of the sting from life.

♥Spot

blueviolet said...

Nothing like a neighbor's good landscaping to rain on your parade, right?

Little Ms Blogger said...

ME - Never heard of that book. Sounds like it'd be a book I'd enjoy.

Spot - I like yard work more than housecleaning -- actually 1000% better.

BV - Ya know, I miss the snow because it cover our front lawns and I couldn't tell the difference between them (ya have to understand, my neighbor dug up and burned his lawn 2 times -- it really does look like a perfect golf course).

DB said...

Friend of mine at work tells me about "perfect job for me" - budget analyst at the New York Botanical Gardens. I had to explain to her my appreciation for a beautiful garden but my sheer hatred for actually doing it. :).