Monster Garden

Sometimes you don’t realize the size of the project until you start on it.

Take today: Simon was working on laying the flagstones across the lawn. The part that’s done looks amazing. And it’s practical! But little did he know that in order to do the job, he would have to dig up boulders, monster rocks and 22,000 miles of quack grass. He thought he’d be done in a day.


I’m amazed that he got as far as he did.

Meanwhile, I thought I’d get the lower garden and the lawn weeded.

Again. Ha!

After digging up a bucket of horsetail in the lower area, I decided it was time to find out what eats horsetail. There must be some critter somewhere. Simon suggested dragons. “Well then,” I said. “I’m getting myself some dragons.”

Soon I shall do an Internet search “Where to purchase dragons.”

I did manage to get some soil shovelled around here and there, more straw down and the lower weeded. But the lawn? Not so much. Simon managed to cut it just before the rain poured down. Well, not entirely “before.” He did come in looking pretty darn wet.

Spring. Everything is growing like mad and everything needs to be done at once. And because we are staying here, the list of garden projects is ridiculously long – and that’s just the garden. We have house projects and project projects and – well – whew!

Only one way to handle it. The same way you eat an elephant: one bite at a time.

I’m happy to keep making a list and ticking off the items each day.

I did, however, find myself gazing wistfully at a photo of an alpine meadow today in Switzerland.

Good memories.

Looking forward to alpine meadows here in the Koots – soon!

About goodyniosi

Writer, avid(!!!) hiker - living life to the fullest. Love, life, bliss - getting high on getting high (in the alpine that is)
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2 Responses to Monster Garden

  1. Kathleen says:

    Funny how a project leads to another project and another project…….ah yes feel your pain and joy.
    Happy to hear you are busy, happy and thriving💖

    • goodyniosi says:

      Looking forward to the day you can come and see what we are creating. I just finished pulling a bucketload of dandelions from the lawn. Simon asked, “Are you having fun?” I paused and said, “Well – it’s like vacuuming – it’s not what I’d call fun but you like the end result.” 🙂

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