If we could share a cup of coffee, I’d want to know how you’re doing this Monday. Are you heading off to work or are you planning to spend some time in your garden? How are your tomatoes doing? DIY projects? Are you doing any quilting or other handwork?
I’ve been gardening, and it is bright and beautiful outside. Here are a few of the plants that are blooming right now – Iris, Poppy, Clematis, Peony and Knockout Roses.
I also want to give you an update on the blower vacuum I bought. After a lot of research, I picked the Sun Joe Cordless 3-in-1 Blower Vacuum – no power cords or heavy gas backpack. Over the weekend, we gave it a try.
Today, it goes back. It wouldn’t even move the leaves out from a lavender plant. I think it would work fine on a patio or a walkway if you were just trying to sweep them off. But, if that is all I needed it for, I think I’d keep my $175 and just grab a rake.
I could have dried my hair with it, but I wasn’t going to be blowing 62 bags of leaves out of plants and beds with it. One of the sellers was Walmart, and based upon previous experiences, I bought from them for one reason – I can always return it.
I never made a decision on an outdoor shed because of site and snow. Where would it fit without a major landscaping project, and would winter snow bring it down. When you live where an average of 6-8′ of snow falls each winter, a major consideration has to be where the snow gets pushed and where it falls from the barn. So, I’m still thinking.
If you live in or are visiting New Hampshire this week, remember that it is the 95th Annual Bike Week in Laconia/Weirs Beach, and that pulls in about 230,000 bikers. They’re having good weather, I wish them safety and fun, but I’m still going to try to avoid them as we head north on Wednesday.
We are going up to the White Mountains to check out a brewery or two, see the lupines blooming on Sugar Hill, and attend a historical society event. We’ll also visit the family plot at the cemetery, grab a few door photos, and enjoy a lunch with friends on our way back.
So, what’s up the rest of the week for you? Hope you have a good one whatever is on your schedule. 😎