|Ajuga coming to life|
Gardening or at least digging and planting has been something I have enjoyed for many, many years. The ritual of early spring yard work has been a favorite part of the process. It is about 4 or 5 days of 6 or 7 hours of hard work each day. Sore muscles and aching joints were part of the product of the work as well as the clean yard. Usually the amount of pain relievers increased in proportion to the number of hours worked on the yard.
Weeds and shrub trimmings are relegated to the bags headed for the compost facility. Leaves are either mulched with the mower or sucked up by the vacuum. With the latter option the leaves are added to our compost pile. Last year's dead plant tops would be removed and added to the Adcock compost, also. Henbit and dandelions are sent to the landfill. Larger twigs and branches are piled by the chiminea to be burned on a day when we have wieners in supply.