I spread mulch throughout my flower beds today. Two truck loads worth. Entirely by myself. Well, unless you count Lilian. Which I don't. Because realistically her attempts to help were more of a hindrance than anything. (Shh. Don't tell her I said that.)
That's hours and hours worth of shoveling, raking and pushing a wheelbarrow around.
I came in with a bright red face (it took a few hours to determine whether it was a sunburn or just related to my tendency to turn bright red when it's hot) and covered head to toe in a thin layer of dirt. (Yes, I wore shoes. Just no socks.) I have no doubt my back will ache tremendously tomorrow.
But hey...sure looks nice, yes?
I think I'll give myself a few days before I tackle the backyard flower beds. Luckily that should necessitate only one load of mulch. (I hope.)