Because I am an idiot periodically and don’t always foresee the consequences of my actions, I sometimes have to pay the price. I love to feed the birds and bunnies that eagerly await my arrival.
One of my brothers was kind enough to make me a tiny red picnic table the perfect size for a visiting squirrel. Alas, I put bird seed instead of apple slices or some such on it. Now I have sunflowers and all manner of odd plants which have turned a portion of my backyard into the wild kingdom.
Yesterday I started the arduous task of taking a large load of old leaves and sprouted plants to the landfill. I thought I would never be able to lift that tarp into the car’s trunk. It took me umpteen tries before I was finally successful.
After I took it to the landfill, another feat of muscle not even vaguely like Popeye’s, I was soaking wet from head to foot. I stopped in the local grocery store, picked up some ice cream, and paid for it while apologizing for my filthy self.
After a shower and a considerable amount of ice cream, I concluded that I had to pace myself. So I am chilling today and doing lighter work. Weather permitting, I will try this again tomorrow.
Phew your adventure yesterday wore me out! 🥲
I love your accidental garden, though! I’ve had those from bird seed, too. It delighted me to see just what came up! I love those kind of surprises! have gardening fun at a pace you can enjoy!!
Thanks, Kath — it certainly was a surprise!
I have long been aware of the healing properties of ice cream. Glad it helped you feel better!
Thank you, Ellen. I am cheered by your wisdom regarding its healing properties.
What a story! I do think I remember a long trip to the store to get ice cream while I was visiting. Too fun!!!
I love the gifts of sunflowers and thistles left by wintering birdseed. The goldfinches love them too!