This time of year I believe that my husband works harder on his days off than he would if he were at work! All of us spent the majority of the day working on a couple of projects outside.
All of the dead trees, pruned branches and nasty weeds that we remove from around our property are all deposited on the burn pile. Twice a year, or so, we light the pile up. Burning regulations are strict in our county, even in agricultural areas, so we have to apply for permits and are allowed to burn only on certain days. This time of year, we have only two hours from igniting the pile until it must be extinguished.
Burn, baby, burn!
Two hours was not quite enough time for the pile to burn all the way down. We’ll have to rake it up and try again another day.
We also worked on cleaning up the entire area around the swimming pool. It was a big job, but it looks so much better now!
After lunch, Copper and I made a run to the landscape supply yard to buy two yards of small bark. The boys spent the rest of the afternoon bringing in wheelbarrow load after wheelbarrow load and spreading it out all the way around the pool. We were just a bit short on the back side of the pool.
How was your Monday?