The daughter is home sick today with a cold and constant cough and the stuffiest nose I ever saw. My son had a good day at school (whew!).
Today I decided to hack back the lilac bush. According to every thing I read, one is not to trim the lilac bush until after it blooms but the bush is so huge and once the leaves come out, the bees are out and it is usually too hot which is why I have not trimmed before. But today was the day....I had finished raking (thatching) the front lawn mostly because my neighbors did theirs this weekend and they have enough dead foliage on the street in front of their house I had to put something out. Then I saw the saw in the garage laying on a table so I grabbed it and headed over to the bush and started sawing away around the bottom.
Come to find out, there are two bushes growing together and a couple of trees and started growing. I left the middle so I will stil get some blooms this year. Two hours later I finished and my pile of foliage is bigger than theirs!
Ok, I can hear my mother scolding me for the attitude so I will stop.
Tomorrow I will edge the lawn and maybe cut some more bushes or tree limbs off...there is something exhilarating about cutting off old, dead timber.
Have a good one, people!