Next, I did the final weeding in the front kitchen garden and watered all of it. It's looking pretty good and when all the mums come into full bloom it's going to look really good!
After that I cut the big flower stalks and a couple trees that had started up into the yucca plants out by the entrance to the barn. Having all these jobs accomplished I'm not planning on doing much of anything else today.
Then hubby and I sat out on the deck and we rested, me from all my work and he from all of his; and I decided to go through my emergency back pack. Years ago when there was all the talk about earthquakes I fixed a back pack full of stuff to grab and run and I've, over the years, kept it fairly up-to-date. It's pretty doggone heavy, I might add. I am planning on doing some walking in the woods here in the near future and am trying to identify and collect new plants that I can use medicinally; so I wanted something I could carry with me and thought maybe my back pack would work, but it's too cumbersome for that sort of thing. Then I remembered my old fannie pack. I am filling it with just what I would need for that particular trip and leaving my back pack in the vehicle. I need a folding limb saw, sharp knife, bandaids, aspirin, bags, you know, stuff like that. That way I can throw it around my waist and turn the pack to the back and when I'm bending down or scrambling around bushes or limbs, it will be out of my way and I will be able to move around more efficiently. So - I have it full and I am ready to go. I intend to do a lot more of this sort of thing after I retire and am tremendously excited about the prospect!!
We're going out to dinner with our friends tonight for Chinese and I'm looking forward to not having to think about cooking. Believe it or not, even I get to that point every once in a great while.
I hope you have a wonderful Sunday and I'll talk to you again on Monday.