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Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Jun 4, 2015 5:41 PM CST
I have been following your blog for a while
I just have to say reading all the work you get done in a day wears me out and I have to admit makes me a bit envious Smiling
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.
Name: Annie
Waynesboro, PA (Zone 6a)
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LysmachiaMoon
Jun 6, 2015 9:00 AM CST
Hi Cinda! Thanks for the note! I have 2 acres here and about 10 years ago I decided that my life's goal was to make it into a 2 acre garden (more or less...there's a section at the top of the hill that I'm leaving untouched as a wildlife corridor. It's a lot of work! It's really strange though, how every so often I reach a "tipping point..." I'll be dabbling at several areas simultaneously, and it's just this big struggle, and then one year suddenly one of the areas is "tamed" and all it needs is some light weeding and tidying up. (I just saw your motto "Dances with Dirt." I love it! ) I just wish I were stronger...the property is on a slope (not too steep) and it seems like everything I need to do requires moving something heavy UP a hill. *LOL* I am so sorry that we never considered vehicle access to the top part of the property...there's no way to get the pickup up the hill except go over the grass in the back yard and even that only takes you about half way.

I have been saying I'll get a miniature horse or burro and teach it to haul loads, but the husband says no. *LOL*

Annie
The end is nothing, the journey is all.
Name: Cinda
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gardengus
Jun 6, 2015 5:26 PM CST
It does seem the heavy things always need to go ''up'' hill Smiling My parents are 85 and I have herd the story of having to walk to school barefoot in the snow up hill ''both'' ways Hilarious!

If an animal is not an option, maybe one of the 4 wheel utility vehicles, like a John Deer gator . The farmers around here use them all the time and they look like so much fun/useful.
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.
Name: Annie
Waynesboro, PA (Zone 6a)
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LysmachiaMoon
Jun 7, 2015 9:27 AM CST
Hilarious! Yep, uphill both ways! I don't think I want a mechanized thing...I don't know where I'd store it, and frankly...me and machinery. Erk. I'd end up killing myself or others. Now a nice little burro....that's more my speed!

You're gardening in Indiana? How's the weather there? We really can't complain here (though we all do). after a brutal winter, we had a pretty nice spring. It got a lot too hot too fast in May, but then the temps dropped for a week and all rain, so that was nice. Sort of April in early June. Now the temps are creeping back up. I have colleagues in India (I work as a copy editor and a lot of the work goes thru companies in India)....25 days of ABOVE 100F...in some areas 115F. My one colleague said they are all thanking God and every other god in India for the monsoon that started last week because it finally dropped the temperature. I always thought that if you were born into a certain climate, you more or less didn't mind it because you were used to it. But that is apparently not so...the people I know in India constantly moan about the high heat/humidity.

This morning I spent 3 hours down along the road pulling Canada thistle. That is my one biggest perennial problem weed... I've been battling that stuff for 25 years. I learned a while ago that if you can wait until it is almost ready to flower and then yank it out, it really knocks it back. That does seem to work, so that's what I was doing this morning. I ended up with a huge stack of the stuff. Roundup works, too. What's the big weed where you are?

Annie
The end is nothing, the journey is all.
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
Dances with Dirt
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gardengus
Jun 7, 2015 3:19 PM CST
Yes, I garden in mid Indiana
Sounds like we have been having about the same in weird weather.
High 80's and thunder storms then a cool down then repeat... today storms on radar coming our way

I can not think of a single WEED that gives me the most trouble , more like Weed -of -the- Day. but I try to think on the positive side, my business is caring for other gardens , so weeds are job security. nodding
If it were one in My garden it would be grasses there about 3 here that take over so bad I have to clear a bed and start over.
I agree
Canadian thistles are no fun to pull and have an impossible tap root.
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.

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