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Saturday, March 03, 2007

When is beach grass not beach grass?

Broom Grass out frontAnswer: when there’s no beach. Then I guess it’s broom grass. Mrs. Fetched says so anyway, and I have no reason to doubt her.

Shortly after I took this picture, I got the weed-eater and cut it all down — I figure it will come back better now that it’s gone to seed. Before that, I zapped the frondy border plants that are supposed to be cut back every year. I cleaned up some of the big garage, finding three washer hoses (all bad, according to Mrs. Fetched, so why were they in there?), several half-used bottles of motor oil, infinity dead ladybugs, and a bunch of other miscellaneous stuff that will get carted to the community yard sale (I think they start next month). Daughter Dearest’s boyfriend got an NTSC monitor for his PlayStation, one of four that Mrs. Fetched had laying around from her analog editing days — to my surprise, he took the smallest one because it wouldn’t require a lot of space. I think I’ll take the other three to the yard sale too, mark them as “gamer monitors,” and see if anyone bites. Somewhere in there, I put the wick in the kerosene heater, but I think I need to dump the old kerosene and try again.

But I digress. I also began a pine eradication program harvested my mulch garden. I’ll let them dry out for a month or so then feed them to the chipper-shredder. We transplanted some bushes, then I got the Mantis out and tilled up a bed and planted some garlic that my friends gave to me. I covered the dirt with some of the brush grass, hoping that will keep the dogs from digging in it. Finally, we fixed the weatherstripping on the bottom of a door. Yeah, it’s been a busy day, but it beats chicken house work. :-) Besides, it’s part of my escape plan: we can’t get away from the chicken houses unless we sell FAR Manor, and we’ll have a better chance of selling it if the place is cleaned up. So I’m going to work on getting rid of stuff we don’t need, which will make the rest easier to keep tidied up!

March has definitely come in like a lion. The claws (heavy storms) went well south of us, but the roaring wind is still with us and probably will be through tomorrow.


  1. Are these selling plans in the serious or dreaming category? And if they're serious, are you planning on staying in the area?

    Sounds like you had a very productive day!

  2. Probably dreaming. I'll devote a post to the topic tonight or tomorrow.

  3. Hi FARfetched.

    I would offer some sage advice but I'm one of the biggest pack rats around. You ought to buy yourself an old truck and become Mr. Haney from Green Acres. You would get to know all your neighbors, but the only drawback would be finding someone as gullible as Oliver and Lisa.

    Hope you get to slow down some.

  4. Hey FM.

    Next weekend should be a bit slower. My Saturday is planned for me, but the plan is to take Daughter Dearest in for her driving test. That means I’ll do naught but sit around waiting for most of the day. I’ll be sure to pack some reading material, my cellphone, and an iPod. I might even write a blog post on my cellphone.


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