Mar 25, 2011


You hardly need to hear it from me, but the many joys of spring have arrived once again and while the orchestra of birds and buzzing of bees are sweetly familiar, so was that little tickle I felt around my knee cap about an hour ago when I discovered a tick had somehow made it's way up under my pant leg.

You want to see an old lady move like a Olympian sprinter? Just put a tick somewhere near her body. I haven't taken off a pair of britches that fast since grade school when I sat on an ant hill.

And speaking of ant hills, already there are plenty of them in various places on the lawn. They're the smallest ants I think I've ever seen in my life, but they make the biggest, dirtiest hills which are a real pain in the butt!

The wonders of spring time are obvious, so I hope you don't mind my adding some of the more off color and pesky things about this time of year to the mix....... leave it to me, and I'll find a way to complain about stuff.

And speaking of the lawn, it's time to start mowing again. We've discussed fixing the flat tire on the mower several times already, so one or two more conversations about it and we'll be out there to fix it with the teeny tiny little emergency generator Sis bought last year. Without exaggeration, it can fit in my purse.

So far I've used it to put air in the tires of my car and inflate the wheels on the dolly. But it's a bit tricky since the only power source you can plug it into is the cigarette lighter in Sis' car. The fact that the cord on it is only about 5 feet long should make getting the mower close enough to the car with that flat lots of fun.... LOL

Late March and Early April is HIGH pollen season and just like clock work, pollen has begun to make a holy mess of every surface around, indoors and out. This means all the decks will have to be power washed again and that always makes for a terrific couple of weekends.

I'm usually the one whose not afraid to climb to the upper rungs of the ladder and get those hard-to-reach spots, so while I'm up there with the power wand I may as well clean the gutters too. It's probably not good to let them go long enough for plant life to take root in them, you think?, and that's about where we're at with the gutter situation.
In the interest of time, I will make this my first installment for Spring... but not to worry, there will be plenty more to discuss, so it won't be but a hiccup until I'm back for part two. Sorry, no photos this time. My camera finally died, and it looks like it's going to be a while before I have a new one.
Until next time, friends. Keri


  1. Oh My Goodness I had to giggle about the lawn mower and blowing up the tires! We just did all of that last week, cut grass WITH masks on because of the pollen!

    I just bought a new camera and STILL learning to use it! My old one was held with duct tape, it was PIT-I-FUL! So... enjoy your weekend filled with pollen and grass that needs cutting! HUGS!

  2. It's usually my rule to clean the gutters out before the maple seedlings get more than 6 inches tall..
    I loved hearing about starting to putting around in your garden. Up in the chicago area we are still at 30deg. Although I have seen the daylily shoots coming up on the plants sheltered against the house. Maybe winter will go away sometime soon!


  3. Yes the pollen has been terrible and so have the ants! Oh my gosh I haven't seen a tick yet-I had tick fever once, beleive me you do not want to get it!

  4. Hey, I'm so glad I found your blog :)! Hope you can check out mine sometime!


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