Had neglected my sister's back yard. A crew is coming to repair her roof and build a porch. I had to hurry up and catch up. Before...yes, this is the same area.
After...we are ready for the repair and the build.
Another neglected spot...remember, I've been trying to paint the house. We made these steps on a slope between our yards so we would be less likely to slide down. I haven't had time to weed them this year with the wonderful rain and then the blessed heat. Before....
during and almost after.
We don't have cattle, horses, goats nor chickens now but we still have work. Keeping the jungles tamed that are our yards keeps me busy. My weed eater and push mower are broken so all the work that can't be done with a riding mower or tractor is done with hand clippers and pruners. Hubby runs the equipment so I have help.
I have the asparagus bed cleaned and mulched. Sorted and cleaned the garden shed to put more garden items in storage. Cleared the weeds from the blackberries. Have piles of mulch, piles to burn and blisters! When I've nothing else to do I dead head flowers, work in the garden and just do general yard work. The house is suffering with no deep cleaning but will wait for those triple digit days when I can't force myself outside. No, the painting is not finished, just on hold, but I'm down to the trim.
A job well done is its own reward. I do sleep well at night. Hope your summer has been productive, too.