Thursday, July 7, 2011

Itching to get the yard in shape

The flower beds need to be fuller and requiring less maintenance. So we dug some ferns from the neighbouring ditch and now I got a suspicious rash on my hand and on the top of one foot. :(

I've since learned that just getting the fern spores would be better.

Live, learn, and die dumb is not the kind of motto I want.

The itch spread quite a bit. My hands particularly so I've not wanted to be in the yard but I did cut the grass. This grape vine is SO prolific but never has fruit. One year I was so upset with it I pulled lots off and practically stripped it naked. But it just keeps growing and you can see that it is climbing the poplar tree rather than the wire fence.

So wonder of wonders to actually stop the lawnmower and confirm what I thought I saw. Teeny grapes and lots of them. I'm SO encouraged. ;)

I do have the comfort quilt quilted and I'm onto the binding.

The fruit of the vine and the fruit of ones labour. I'm comforted.


Approachable Art said...

Are you sure it's grape and not poison ivy? Cos it sure looks and acts like poison ivy... :((

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Sorry to read the fern plants acted like poison ivy. I hope your rash gets better soon. Ah, the comfort of quilting and harvesting. Wonderful combination that would please anyone.