BobcatWe’ve been working outside every day, Working hard. And, when I’m not outside working, I’m inside sitting with ice bags on my back so I can go back at it the next day.

We tore down five raised beds, moved all the soil, filled three tanks I’m going to use for veggies and now I have plants to move in where two of the beds were.

I moved two large high bush blueberry plants so they’d get more sun with the largerΒ one almost doing me in. A neighbor who was grateful for some donated soil came over and helped me finish planting the last one. Thank heavens for the help.

We’reΒ off to recycling this morning with a trailer full of wood from the raised beds, after we cut it up so it all fits, and then back to planting, grass seeding, and raking of soil.

In between, the insulation company will be here to spray half of the attic. I’ll be back with photos of the gorgeous fall colors, just not today. I’m busy. πŸ™‚

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Master Gardener who enjoys gardening, quilting, photography, and traveling.
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34 Responses to Dirt

  1. You’re really getting a lot done, Judy. I’m heading back to work today, but with still getting over my cold, I’ll have to see how I feel. I’m hoping to make it through mid-afternoon. Can’t wait to see your fall colors. The leaves are changing colors here now as well.


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  2. Joyce says:

    Well, if anyone has the unrealistic notion that ALL grandmas just sit and rock in the shade…they need to stop by and observe you! I’ve said this many times before – and so have other readers! – but just reading about what you accomplish in one day wears me out! But you go, girl! You are full of life!

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  3. Laurie Graves says:

    And I thought I was doing well by clipping back my perennials—I’m about half done—but I’m just a piker compared with you πŸ˜‰

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  4. Murphy's Law says:

    Holy cow! I’m exhausted reading about what you’re accomplishing outside!! Afraid ice packs wouldn’t cut it for me though. I would need a fully staffed ER at my disposal 24/7!!! And a physical therapist on call. And a chiropractor.

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  5. Ogee says:

    You’ve always been industrious, but this is too much! You’re making the rest of us look really bad!

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  6. Dan Antion says:

    So jealous of the machine πŸ™‚ That sounds like a lot of work, even with the machine to help. Good luck on the planting, replanting and insulation.

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  7. Wow!! So impressive, Judy. I’m ashamed to say we hire someone to rake our leave!! Great work πŸ™‚


  8. Midwestern Plant Girl says:

    Put those shackles back on! Winter’s a commin’ πŸ˜ƒ

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  9. So…..I deadheaded a couple marigolds πŸ™‚

    Next gardening post please explain WHY you tore down the beds… not sure I understand if it is a gardening reason or landscaping decision, etc…

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  10. I know you are tired and working hard, but I just have to tell you that you are also inspiring! This is a job that we have to do, too. But not this year. My raised boxes are rotting, and need to be replaced. But I think I’ll do some redesigning while I’m at it – that will be a winter project. Thanks for the motivation!! Looking forward to your photos.


  11. quiltify says:

    LOL. I am so glad you mentioned the ice packs! We have several styles of ice packs in this house these days…


  12. Busy, busy, busy…you seem to making good progress!

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  13. I want one of those bobcats for my very own!

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  14. Eliza Waters says:

    Wow, impressive amount of work. Hope your back is okay!


  15. Can’t wait to see what you are up to. Looks like fun stuff!


  16. Karen says:

    Your certainly working hard and accomplishing a lot, just be careful with your back.


  17. Sammy D. says:

    Oooh you take care of your back; it has to last a lifetime. There is a certain satisfaction in this kind of hard labor deep in Mother Earth’s roots. I’m looking forward to photos of progression to appreciate it all!


  18. Grandma Kc says:

    You really are amazing! And yes, you do make the rest of us look like slackers!


  19. Wow, very busy indeed. Makes me ache just thinking about your back, but what satisfaction once it’s all done😊

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  20. geez Judy!, I’m wondering if you’d like to come over and WWOOF at our

    place next summer! I’m not home in Maine at the moment, but it sounds
    like great weather for these kinds of projects……but my goodness, you are
    putting in some long days, perhaps you need to invest in a hot tub for soaking tired bones?? Good idea, yes?

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  21. germac4 says:

    What an unbelievably busy person you are! Wish I had you in my garden sometime!

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  22. Nancy says:

    What a hard worker you are! Good Luck with it all!


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