did not take me far today. I was armed with clippers, a hammer and a camera. I was headed to the barn to do some poop scooping and hauling that to add to the garden. Didn't get there...
I worked on replacing the support in the center of the root cellar. After many years the main post that supports the floor of the above smoke house have begun to rot. To prevent that floor from sagging, thus causing the root cellar ceiling to sag, I had to fix this post...done.
The cellar is no longer used to store root crops and canned goods, only empty fruit jars waiting to be needed. Yes, that is a dirt floor.
On to the water garden. The Golden Rod stems has out preformed themselves and were an eye sore...too big for the garden, so out with those and the old money plants. Note the pecan floating amid the Parrot Grass. Picked up fallen pecan limbs, picked pecans out of the water garden and clipped invading honey suckle and trees planted by birds. Now, I am still in the yard!!!
Trimmed the Sweet Williams away from the cellar door and clipped and cleared Andrew's path to the bus. My piles of clippings and limbs are getting quite large by now.
The pear tree is blooming for the second time this year.