Summer is quickly coming to an end here, our days feel like fall with crisp mornings and overcast days. I’ve even had to add the electric blanket back to the bed. The perennials are trimmed back (the few that I have) and birdhouses cleaned out.
The farmers are taking pumpkins out of the fields and I’ll be able to get my outdoor fall decorating done. I buy so many pumpkins every year that I decided I need a pumpkin patch of my own next year. I’ll do a little research before I tackle the adventure but it has to be a cheaper route even if I only supply myself with a few pumpkins. I just don’t want to get wrapped up in a big weeding job.
I did manage to find the time yesterday to get the garden cart painted. I ended up painting it the same color as our house trim, my first thought was to paint it black but at the last minute I changed my mind. Now this week I’ll pick up some straw, pumpkins, and ornamental cabbage to add to it.
I’m hoping this week will be the last time I have to mow the yard for the season. I have so much to mow, and with two houses it’s not an enjoyable task. I know many people love to mow, but I’m not one of them. I’m always thinking of other things I could be doing instead of just riding up and down the lawn in nice straight lines for hours.
I still need to switch my clothing over to the next season, but our temps are just warm enough around 70 that some days if I’m working outside I still need a short sleeve shirt. But I’m anxious to get out my flannel shirt, beanie slouch hats, and Hunter boots. That’s the best part of cold weather, I can wear a cute hat and don’t have to do my hair.