spring manicure

It was somewhat warm today so I got to play in the yard (ah! finally!). I was pulling weeds, deadheading and dividing perennials and singing loudly with my Ipod, for almost 6 hours…can you even believe my fingernails got this bad, with gloves on? And what a start to the season-I already broke 2 shovels! So I decided to create a “shovel graveyard” display in the corner of a flowerbed. Proof of the Willamette clay strength, my own stubborn will, and Home Depot’s flimsy guarantees. Somewhere quiet, where the old, faithful iron heads can rest and rust, in peace.

About sparrowjourney

Christian homeschooling mom to three boys, married to my best friend, John, for over 20 years. I love gardening without gloves, learning history with my kids, cooking with lots of butter, serving others, great books, rich coffee, studying the Bible, camping outdoors, scrapbooking, vintage home decor, the smell of rain and cut grass, authentic people, poetry, laughing until your sides hurt, and babies. oh and black licorice is pretty awesome.
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2 Responses to spring manicure

  1. fromthenarrows says:

    I think the shovel graveyard is going to look great. You’d be proud of me. I pulled weeds in my flower bed next to the house (the new one) and let the bulbs coming up shine. It looks so nice. I need to get some perennials to fill in the gaps. Unfortunately I won’t get to enjoy it this spring, unless we get in the house soon. But I will see it and smile every time I go to drop something off, or pick something up that is packed and I need. It also makes it look like someone lives there, to any would be robbers.Susan

  2. Rebeca says:

    I think they look lovely. I’ve always sort of liked it when I have dirt ground in to my hands, and I suspect you might relate to that! I’m trying to figure out when and how I’m going to plant a garden this spring!

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