4:45 AM was the start to a busy day, and it’s not even over yet. I decided the property needed mowing before it turned into a jungle. The grass has been growing crazy with all the rain we’ve had. It took me most of the morning to get the grass cut (boy did I get my exercise). Then I pulled out my grass whip and whipped around the entire house, all the fencing, and driveway and around areas I couldn’t reach with the lawn mower. Since Bulldog Man was at work and hadn’t been feeling well lately dealing with migraines, I decided I would tackle this pile of tree branches we cut a while back. The branches needed moving from west side of the house to the far end of the property for removal. We’ve been making several big piles of branches, trees and debris in one area of the property that’s never really used, for removal at a later date. I gently pulled (making sure there were no snakes, spiders and scorpions) each large branch and placed them in the wheelbarrow, a mile high and a mile long (exaggerated a bit). Now, I know the branches won’t fit in the wheelbarrow because of the size; I just needed something to help me move (drag) them. As I rolled the wheelbarrow across the property the branches were moving to the right, then the left, then forward courtesy of the Oklahoma winds. I did this four times, back and forth. There is nothing funnier then fighting moving branches and steering a wheelbarrow at the same time. I must have looked like a crazy woman; thank God no one was around to see me.
When Bulldog man came home he was feeling a little better, and decided to help me pull out the remaining Bibb lettuce and plant some Kale in its place. We used a new hoe we had bought at the Farmer’s Market to pullout roots and straighten up the garden box before planting the Kale seeds. The hoe was made by the Oklahoma State University’s Coop Extension, and is made out of tractor blades that were extremely sharp. Bulldog Man bought the hoe for me and I was happy to have it to add to my garden tool collection and I was also happy to support the university.
|Removing remaining Bibb Lettuce|
|This hoe is extremely sharp|
Now here’s my special plant I picked up today. It’s special because a sweet friend of mine, Kymber, suggested I make some sage tea (2 -3 leaves of fresh sage, bruise the leaves with fingers or spoon and pour boiling hot water, let steep for 5 minutes and drink) to help me sleep and deal with some of my hormone symptoms. I’ve been drinking this tea for over a week, and I see a big difference. My plans for this sage plant is to transplant it in a pot, and place it next to my back door for quick and easy access when I need leaves for my tea each night.