Daylilies forum: Yard Work or Hard Work....

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Name: Pat Strong
Stone Mountain (Zone 8a)
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Pat236
Apr 1, 2016 12:46 PM CST
Whew....after weeding, feeding, seeding, hauling, and planting, my back and knees hurt. My yard work has become hard work. I'm going inside and have a tall cold glass of lemonade!
Pat236
Name: Gerry Donahue
Pleasant Lake, IN (Zone 5b)
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profesora
Apr 1, 2016 1:13 PM CST
Maybe you should consider an adult beverage.
Name: Pat Strong
Stone Mountain (Zone 8a)
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Pat236
Apr 1, 2016 1:18 PM CST
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profesora said:Maybe you should consider an adult beverage.


I concur!
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Frillylily
Apr 1, 2016 4:26 PM CST
profesora said:Maybe you should consider an adult beverage.


NyQuill sounds about right Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Karen
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kousa
Apr 1, 2016 4:45 PM CST
I guess it's both! How about a cold Long Island Ice Tea, Pat?
Name: Vickie
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blue23rose
Apr 1, 2016 5:14 PM CST
Ohhhhh! I love LIT's! Only can have one though:)

Seriously though, Pat, I am afraid you will be more sore tomorrow if today was the first day for all that hard yard work. Hope not, but if so, take it easy!
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Name: Liz Quinn
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Emquinn
Apr 1, 2016 6:05 PM CST
Hope you took some ibuprofen or alleve before you starter.
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Name: Char
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Char
Apr 1, 2016 6:06 PM CST

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My son bought me one of those garden kneeling pads this past xmas. I wasn't sure I would use it much, I'm normally hurrying along doing what I'm doing and by the time I get all my tools, wheelbarrow, radio, dog, dog bed ( he doesn't like the cold wet ground either)...I don't need one more thing to pack to take out to the garden. Well, I am in love with this thing!!! The ground is still cold and wet....frozen in some spots and my knees have never felt better after crawling around cleaning the beds. I thought it would be a pain to move along with me...ever tried to move something you are kneeling on? But it's not, I just tip my weight back to my toes and move it along. Going to put a link, no I do not have stock in the company, yes I would recommend the Kneelo. http://www.gardeners.com/buy/kneelo-kneeling-pad/39-763.html

Have not found anything to help with the aching back...the adult beverage sounds really good though. Smiling
Name: Pat Strong
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Pat236
Apr 2, 2016 12:06 AM CST
Emquinn said:Hope you took some ibuprofen or alleve before you starter.


I should have taken something, but I did not. I got my first orders of the season from the Lily Auction and became excited. I took a few days off work to try to get everything done. I have more orders coming next week and I can't wait to do it all over again!

Char, thanks for the tip on the knee pads. Sounds promising and I will take a look at it. Amazon and I are best friends,

Seriously, I want have nearly as much to do next week when the other plants come in. I will sleep good tonight.

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Name: Glen Ingram
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Gleni
Apr 2, 2016 4:47 AM CST
I prefer to sit on the ground and move around on my bottom. It is much more comfortable for me. It is also easier to avoiding trampling things (so to speak).
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javaMom
Apr 2, 2016 3:45 PM CST
After lots of work on my flower beds yesterday and afternoon walk, my legs and feet both ached so bad...Thanks God it mostly gone when I woke up this morning, so just a little work in the garden today and the weather is so beautiful we took a walk along the trail... I hope everyone has a wonderful week-end too.... Thanks for sharing and I'm saying it again... so glad to meet you all here...
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beckygardener
Apr 2, 2016 3:55 PM CST
Sounds like the perfect day outside! Thumbs up
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Name: pam
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gardenglory
Apr 2, 2016 5:16 PM CST
Once I get on my bottom ,on the ground, I could be there for a good long time Whistling I move a little stool along as I work, not much easier to get up, but at least I have a fighting chance. nodding
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Name: shirlee
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mistyfog
Apr 2, 2016 6:27 PM CST
Pam, I love your stool idea. Gonna look for one of those, and make things a little easier.
Char, my pad is a make shift one, but it works, and I agree, they're great. Also keeps me from
kneeling down on centipedes and other critters.

Yes, gardening IS hard work much of the time, other times it is a time for contemplation and
serenity, and we don't always notice the aching muscles until we stand up or go inside and
sit down. Then it hits.
Name: Liz Quinn
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Emquinn
Apr 2, 2016 6:57 PM CST
Pam

Does your stool have wheels? I have tried a camp stool and it seems like more work.
Thank you for letting me know.
Liz
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Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
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Gleni
Apr 2, 2016 7:37 PM CST
I also lay down on my side. As Pam notes it can be very hard to get up again. But it can be so good down there.
Name: Donald
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needrain
Apr 2, 2016 8:17 PM CST
Gleni said:I also lay down on my side. As Pam notes it can be very hard to get up again. But it can be so good down there.


Don't you folks have bugs and critters?!! No little Opuntia seedlings? No stinging nettle? The fire ants would be all over me if I got prone on the ground - along with who knows what else. I have these tiny, tiny little biting bugs. 25% smaller than a small dog flee at least. Small enough I'm not totally sure what they look like. If I forget to wear my cap or hat, they attack my head and get down in the hair. It's maddening. I forgot to put on the cap this afternoon and was just about certifiable by the time I came it at dark thirty! They had gotten in my hair and down my collar. I'm not too much on wearing sandals and shorts here, which I'm sure is huge benefit for anyone who might happen by, but.... Sticking tongue out

Donald
Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
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Gleni
Apr 3, 2016 4:54 AM CST
Donald, I am immune to most bites. But two days ago a hairy caterpillar got me under the ear while I was lying amongst the daylilies. Them I am not immune too - it caused the epidermis to blister and separate from the underlying tissue. They are not my favourite animals at the moment.

Fire ants are on the mainland now. I assume they will change my recumbent weeding forever when they get to the island.

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