Friday, March 19, 2010

around the homestead-spring clean up

Each early spring  we try and do a little spring clean up around the homestead. This year some of our cleanup projects are pushing the woods line back to where it belongs,  scrapping and salvaging what we can from the fifth wheel, cleaning up the kitchen remnants down in the holler and work on some of the older flower/ herb beds.

The last two days I have been working on the azalea bed out in front of the shack.  I had neglected it for  three years and it showed. The raspberry bushes  and wild grape vines had nearly taken over. Poplar trees had sprung up in the middle, sugar bush  all around it  and it looked  generally horrible. On top of all that one of the azaleas had  something wrong with it last year and the ends of most of the branches had died off and were looking pretty nasty.

I should have taken a before and after picture but didn't. Here is what it looks like now that it is all cleaned up though

1 comment:

  1. I had the pleasure of seeing pictures of my brother's homestead this evening. He has taken a messy, weedy acarage and has produced a scenic, prolific, homey place.
    He is finally able to sit back for 10 minutes to enjoy his labors; before the next project.
    Oh, you already know how good that feels.