It's no secret that depression often includes a lack of energy and general apathy. My house often reflects this. My husband cleans, but when I'm depressed I can barely dress, cook for myself, and attend work, much less do dishes and laundry. So, while the house isn't impossible, there's only so much my husband can … Continue reading The Biggest Difference Between Mania and Depression Is How Clean My House Is
I've been trying to get the rabbits to stop eating in my garden, and I thought I had gained ground until I saw that my beans were dying. And a closer inspection showed this: My, my, what a wee little tunnel. And what's this fuzz? Oh. Baby bunnies. Well, I tucked them back in and … Continue reading In Which I Am Apparently Growing Baby Bunnies
(MWAHAHA! Or, my ongoing battle with rabbits.) Rabbits LOVE my lettuce. And my Swiss Chard. And my baby apricot trees. (Not pictured here.) Half of the lettuce is gone, all the chard is gone, and half the apricot trees are missing leaves. (Which is a story for another time. The conversation went like this: 'Hey, … Continue reading Oh, Do Eat My Plants, Dearest Bunnies…
Huzzah! After much time and labor (and a neighbor kid who dropped by hoping for a quick buck - which it wasn't, to his dismay), we have all of the raised beds I intend to put in this year! I'm trying out garden bags to spread out the cost. You put them in the first … Continue reading Put in ALL the Raised Beds!
So, we've cleared a lot of brush. A LOT. And my husband took a closer look at our lilac bush for a change. Kind of a blurry picture here, but you probably know what a lilac bush looks like: All looks good. Lots of this going on: Flowers have died for the season, but hey … Continue reading Day 115: They Still Haven’t Realized I’m a Maple Tree
So, this is our back garden. I'd estimate 25x35 feet and a real mess. The previous owner let it grow wild for three years, and we've spent the last four years desperately trying to catch up with it again. It's been a losing battle. So I gave up this year and inquired around to get … Continue reading Raze It to the Ground and Start Anew