Today we are getting two workers. This is the first time that that has happened since I started this website, and the first time through this source. I had mixed feelings about it in the beginning, and as the time approaches I find that my feelings are still mixed – even though I was formerly excited.
A large part of me feels like I should be able to handle the weeds myself. To hire someone feels like using a maid… like I am sitting above as the ruling class, using the lower classes to do my dirty work. Interesting, I did not feel this way about paying someone to mow the lawn (back when we had a lot of lawn). I have begun to see, however, that I am just not able to get to the weeds all myself. “Help” is ok sometimes. We did have one worker last summer, who since disappeared, that was very fast, very efficient, very thorough. I saw him as a professional, and justified the help that way: a professional would do a better job than me, so employing one is ok. I know nothing about these people… if they are going to be faster or slower than me… no possibility for sun fatigue today…. we had some disasters in October…. mixed…
I am going to lift bulbs today. I’ll write more about that in another post. I have found someone who will store them in his storage unit, which gets them out of the garage. As you have seen from the photos on this site, there are a lot of bulbs (tulips, daffodils, hyacinths…). I am going to leave in the Dutch iris, I think, to get them time to absorb sun (since they bloomed more recently). This will take some sorting and organizing, because the yellow ones definitely need to be separated from the front yard bulbs. There have been some recent purchases for the yellow/cornus garden, plus some crocosmia bulbs which may have gone bad (my opinion about purchasing bulbs later).
Yes, we have the weeds bad, maybe I will talk about that in another post. I refuse to include pictures of the horse tails!
Crossing fingers – stay tuned!