68F and a bit chilly early, but warming quickly once the sun does it’s thing. Yesterday got pretty warm, well into the 90s in the sunlight. High 80s in the shade. Very gentle breeze.
Perfect weather for a burn pile. It rained recently so there wasn’t much risk of fire spreading, and little to no wind meant I could finally burn some of the root balls we dug up to get the septic in place. I also had a lot of small branches after I cut down 2 small dead ornamental trees. The freeze killed them and they weren’t coming back. The third small tree went on the HOA lot burn pile for later. It had to come out to provide access to the patio.
Readers who have been following along can infer that my replacement chainsaw parts came in and worked. The chinese bar and chain fit, and cut very well. I also finished up with the string trimmer, and blew the debris clear with an attachment for the trimmer’s power unit. I’ve got a pole saw attachment too, but I didn’t need to use it yet. I really like swapping attachments for the unit. Don’t know if the Craftsman branded engine will hold up, but it’s running great so far, and very handy. I’ve got a blower, pole saw, string trimmer (two actually) and mini rototiller.
The potatoes I planted are growing, but the berry bushes don’t seem to be. The rest of the garden looked like a lawn with all the nut grass. Since it’s so late, I might just cover the whole plot with black plastic sheet, and try to kill the nutgrass for next season. Haven’t decided yet. I did cut it to the soil with the string trimmer. So far the deer seem to have left the potatoes alone. They didn’t even eat the loose potatoes I threw in the yard. Maybe I’ll plant a whole lotta potatoes next time. I dug up some of the wild onions from the lot next door. I will see what I can do with them today.
And I’ll be doing more stuff from the list throughout the day. I feel like I got a lot done, gotta take the meds and keep pushing. It may not be the big stuff, but it all still needs doing.
So I’ll keep stacking up chores. And knocking them down, if only a bit at a time.
Stack it up!