Sunday, May 11, 2008

She Mulched and Mulched, Until She Could Mulch No More

What did I do this weekend? I mulched. 4 cubic yards of mulch was delivered to our house on Friday. The delivery guy was one of my former students. In case you are not sure how much 4 cubic yards of much is, take a look below! In the background, you can see our Cherry Tree beginning to bloom and the Wiffle Fenway Ballpark behind that. I should do a post on our Wiffle Fenway Field. It was even surveyed to be 20% of Fenway's Dimensions - but we'll leave that for another day!My husband originally thought that the flower garden was fine and did not need attention. Well, I'll let you judge. He is the almost "before" photo. I say almost, because I had weeded about half the garden at this point.

I actually had most of the garden weeded by Friday night. I came in at 7:30 p.m. Then, Saturday, I started mulching. This is what the garden looked like at about 10:00 a.m. on Saturday. My husband came out with the babe to check my progress and said, " Huh, I forgot that the garden had stepping stones."

I worked until dark, about 8:00 p.m. I knew what I would spend my Mother's Day doing. Well, about 10:00 a.m. I finished mulching the flower garden.

I thought, "This is great, I'm done with the flower garden. " When I ordered the mulch, I figured enough to do by the tiger lily's by the back of the barn and around a huge tree trunk.

So, I mulched around the Tiger lily's and the big tree. I still had about a quarter of the pile of mulch to place. I knew that I should have only ordered 3 Cubic yards! The guy at the store convinced me to order 4. So ... what to mulch next?? So, I mulched the Cedar Trees, the bed of Irises by the barn, all along the perimeter of the garage and barn. When that was finished, there was only a few buckets of mulch left which I placed at the back of the flower garden. Did I mention that I popped the wheel on the wheel barrow yesterday while weeding? So poor hubby was wheeling around a flat wheeled wheel barrow today - bless him :)
Here are the Cedar trees and the bed of Irises - which really need thinning after they bloom!

Finally, at 7:45 p.m. I had finally finished raking the last bit of mulch from the yard. The big pile of mulch was now gone. Thank goodness! Now I could go enjoy what remained of Mother's Day! If you look closely at the picture below, you can see where that big pile of mulch once lived.



Nikki said...

It looks like you had a very productive Mother's Day!

Winklepots said...

Wow, Amy! It looks awesome! That's our next goal, getting new barkdust. Your yard looks very nice. :o)

Leah said...

Looks like you have a really nice, big yard to garden in!

Lorissa J. Longfellow said...

Yea for you!! I wish I could be so productive on my yard. It looks great.

Annie Howes said...

Great mulching job!!!


Kelly said...

That looks great! You've inspired me to get outside and mulch... and to blog! :)