Monday, May 14, 2012

Oh, my aching back

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.)


Mary said...

Yes! It looks fantastic. You always have a yard that I'm envious of. And I get the red face too. Must be a Dalton thing.

Anonymous said...

Looks great!! :)

Mindy said...

Looks pretty! Where did you get that dirt? I need some pretty dirt like that, wanna come help me :)

Mylissa said...

I'm way impressed. It looks awesome and you are amazing!!!

Croft Family said...

Looks great Sarah!

Melissa@thebblog said...

it's lovely. I need come have you come help me landscape my new front flowerbeds. Your eye for planting is honed beautifully.