Garden plans have been on my mind here at Frippery Farmhouse.
The only photos that are even presentable are closeups.
Is your area being hit by this despicable drought?
Are you trying to water like mad to keep some semblance of loveliness in your yard
or have you thrown in the towel?
We just cannot keep up.
We sacrificed our lawn to the sun gods in exchange for maintaining a few blooms close by the house.
Now we have a chance to rethink the whole wasteful cycle of
water and mowing and fertilizing and reseeding
that is the green lawn ideal.
It is an ideal that is fast falling away.
We have woodland paths and shady spots to play in .
Why try to maintain a vast expanse of grass for no purpose?
My brain is on fire (like my lawn).
I see a field of flowers for cutting next year.
Maybe a fence to rein them in.
Oh and a folly.
Perhaps a large area in the back for enough veggies to feed us for a while.
no more lawn.
A lot to tackle but we can start.
Beginning is half the battle.
When I look out at my neighbor's parched field I say,
to heck with grass.
Give me a prairie,
with flowers for cutting.
A sanctuary for the birds and bees.
One notable exception is the insane bee that attacked me as I was weeding
the garden beds this morning.
He must have come from a nest in the ground where I was hoeing.
He was very angry.
I hope no one at the firehouse up the road could see me as I ran down the driveway and then back to the porch waving my hoe and slapping at my clothes while Mr. Buzz tried unsuccessfully to fly up my pants leg or down the back of my shirt.
To ad insult to injury, once I was safely inside for a bit I heard my husband returning from an errand.
I went out to tell him my tale and darned if that bee didn't spot me again.
Picture yelling and flailing as my hubs is asking what the H is going on.
Safely through the door with a sigh of relief.
Then that darned little buzzer comes riding right into the house
on the back of hubs shirt.
He is still here...
waiting for me...
I think I will do some indoor planning for the rest of the day.
Pinterest is always a good start.
Did you hear a buzz...
I think I did...
Yours in hiding, P.