Not “bored stiff”, but “stiff as boards”. E.g. and I did some yard work this weekend.
I finished the most ambitious part of the retaining wall:
I even sprinkled a packet of “all purpose wildflower” seed over the dirt, on the off-chance that something will pop up.
E.g. built four raised beds for veggies. Here she is with the first three:
In one bed, she sowed lettuces, spinach, beets, Swiss chard, kale, and dill. For the other three beds, we’ll have to wait a month to order a truckload of topsoil.
This is three cubic yards of what will some day be fabulous humous. I think the faded Christmas wreath gives it a nice funereal touch.
E.g. cooked all the meals. Omelette! Sausages and perogies! Curried cauliflower! Apple crisp!
I used all the bricks from the stone pile, and sifted some soil we’d saved under that tarp from the neighbours’ water main dig-up…
…and made a kitchen herb bed:
The bricks represent several different brickworks, so I placed them name-up: Chipman; Shaw; Dykehead; Empire.
E.g. spent over an hour reintroducing my camera to my computer.
I hung the bird house my mum’s dad made about thirty-five years ago:
It’s the size for a Black-capped Chickadee or Downy Woodpecker, which I’ve seen on the property, or a White- or Red-breasted Nuthatch, which I haven’t. I had to file the hole a wee bit wider, and saw off the perch; it really shouldn’t be painted, and the walls are thinner than current wisdom dictates. But I’ve been waiting for decades to be able to put up Grandad’s bird house, so here it is at last.
Among the discarded junk on City land was this old bird house. It was missing a front and most of the floor. These are the parts, disassembled:
By moving the parts around and adding one newer piece, I converted it to a platform house, in hopes of attracting American Robins or Northern Cardinals or Blue Jays, all of whom are in this neighbourhood, or Eastern Phoebes, who may not be. Then I climbed a ladder and stuck it under the eaves of the garage, facing the City land:
It’s a bit rustic — but then, so is the garage. And it has a nice view of the wandering herdlets of deer.