I can't believe that I'm here at home getting ready to go out to my herb garden on a Thursday morning!! I mean - I'm NOT going to the office. This is actually the first day I've had the opportunity to feel the results of being at home and being able to get outside. This retired life might not be so bad after all! So - I'm going to eat my obligatory oats with raisins and cinnamon, grab a cup 'o tea and I'll talk to you later!!
Whew!! It's 10:30, 41 degrees and windy. All except my toes seem warm enough but I decided to stop and come in to check e-mail and warm my feet up. I didn't realize my cheeks were numb too! TeeHee!! I trimmed back the Zebra Grass and raked up leaves, grasses and weeds out of my nettles, chives, orange bergamot and the area where I will plant wild flowers. The rest of the herbs I've left, for the most part, still covered but I've cut back stems and such. Still have tons to do but it's a start. I figure I'll warm up, eat an early lunch and head out again here after while. It's just not a matter of it being cold outside. Honestly? It's a matter of how much energy I've got. This is the first "real" outdoor physical labor I've done all year and I don't want to overdo it or pull a muscle. When doing physical labor in the Spring it is wise to start out slow if you can, particularly when it's cold, and build your muscles, especially if you've been a real exercise slouch like I have been this Winter!! Have a slow go with it and before you know it you'll be strong and able to work a whole day without hurting yourself!!