A nice day for gardening
Business has been busy for Clint in the last few weeks. He has been working sometimes six days a week to get all the jobs completed. The good thing about having your own businesses is that when things are quiet, you can always fill the time with renovating your house as there is always something to be done (no rest for the wicked right?). This week was no exception when Clint managed to get his hands on 9 cubic metres of mulch for zero dollars this week. The plan was to use it to clean up the garden in the rear section of the yard. We had it dumped in our driveway. Here’s the start of it and believe me, 9 cubic metres takes up a lot of the driveway!
So while the weather was good, Clint and his subbie Graham got stuck into wheelbarrowing the mulch down to the back yard. Our neighbour Trevor even came over to lend a hand laying out newspaper first. I got stuck in and raked the mulch around for a bit as well. But with three levels to do (and no access to 2 levels except by ladder), it was a tough job for all.
While Clint is pottering away, he always sees something else he wants to change. Today was no exception when he decided that he didn’t want to ever have to look at the concrete slab that used to be a previous owner’s foundation for their shed. So out comes the cement cutter and jack hammer and be gone with it! Then that path he was standing on…yep, gotta go. I suggested seeming he was removing that slab and path, was he thinking about taking up the path and slab in the other side of the yard. Sure enough, up it comes as well.
We have a lot of fruit trees in the yard and one of them is a custard apple tree. I remember having one when I was young but haven’t tried them since. With so many growing on the tree, I asked Clint if he wanted to have a go at getting some of them down. Sure enough he got out the ladder and rake and gave it a go. But as always, he sees something else he wants to change and thought if he pruned the tree, perhaps it will bush out and the fruit won’t be so high to get in the future. So the tree went from this:
Just a trim right? Gee I am glad Clint never took up hairdressing!! By the way, we managed to get several kilos of custard apple of the tree. Anyone know any good reciepes?
So the end result for the day’s effort is a much cleaner yard:
With me (and bub!) inspecting the hard work:
Meanwhile back at the ranch, Roxy was enjoying her usual spot at the top of the stairs:
Ho hum, it’s a hard life!