Tuesday, April 15, 2008

ACHE~Ache~Arrgh & Twinge

Temperatures in the 30’s last night Frost warning due for tonight AARRGGH… just
cover them up the best ya can… Great news though… the new cover for the Cold frame came at the perfect time…
Yesterday… How neat is that…
We found the replacement in Canada…so shipping was much less than ordering it
from the England…
After several WARM days,
you know the ones that MAKE you WANT to go outside
and play in the dirt…
Weed eating, roto-tilling etc…
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I can say SAFELY today I do nothing but
allow my body to return to what I think is Normal…
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But then NORMAL is only a setting on the Dryer… ;)

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Even my knee pits ache.
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I can sit here today and say,
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“By Golly and Gee Whiz, it is DONE.”
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Good feeling ey?
This a weeping Cherry Tree to the side of the front of our home,
Note all the daffodils there…
90% of these were already here when we bought the home @ 30 years ago…
NOT THE TREE, the flowers ;)
Meanwhile on the back side of the house… More flowers planted… New project are stirring…which is always a fun thing… One [did I say just ONE…hint~~ hint…] Soon to be Mothers Day gift [May 11] … another raised Flower Bed… Whooooooooo hooooooooooooo NOTE... the raised bed that is already there will be duplicated ONLY is shape NOT in total height. The new bed will be to the right and infront of the Veggie Garden...

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I had to dig up all the Daffodills that otherwise would have been covered by the

soon to be New Bed.

Click to make the picture larger and notice all the DIVITS, that is where all of
those flowers WERE
Speaking of Mother’s Day ~~~ Need to tell you all how the
Great State Of West Virginia Figures into this Holiday. ~~~~~~~
Ann Maria Reeves Jarvis (September 30, 1832, Culpeper, VirginiaMay 9, 1905, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) was a social actitivist and organizer during and after the American Civil War. She and her daughter, Anna Marie Jarvis (1864-1948), are recognized as the "mothers" of the Mother's Day holiday in the United States. Jarvis worked throughout western Virginia (now West Virginia) to promote worker health and safety. During the American Civil War she organized women to tend to the needs of the wounded of both sides of the conflict. After the war she became active in the promotion of a "Mother's Day" holiday that, unlike the modern version of the holiday, specially emphasized the causes of pacifism and social activism. She organized meetings of the mothers of soldiers of both sides of the late war. Ann Maria Reeves Jarvis died in Philadelphia in 1905. Jarvis' daughter, Anna Marie Jarvis, held a memorial to her mother in Grafton, West Virginia on May 12, 1907, and then embarked upon a campaign to make Mother's Day a recognized holiday, a goal which was achieved when President Woodrow Wilson declared it so in 1914.

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In the United States, the first modern Father's Day celebration was held on July 5, 1908, in Fairmont, West Virginia.[1][2] It was first celebrated as a church service at Williams Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church South, now known as Central United Methodist Church. Grace Golden Clayton, who is believed to have suggested the service to the pastor, is believed to have been inspired to celebrate fathers after the deadly mine explosion in nearby Monongah the prior December. This explosion killed 361 men, many of them fathers and recent immigrants to the United States from Italy. Another possible inspiration for the service was Mother's Day, which had been celebrated for the first time two months prior in Grafton, West Virginia, a town about 15 miles (24 km) away.Another driving force behind the establishment of the integration of Father's Day was Mrs. Sonora Smart Dodd, born in Creston, Washington. Her father, the Civil War veteran William Jackson Smart, as a single parent reared his six children in Spokane, Washington. She was inspired by Anna Jarvis's efforts to establish Mother's Day. Although she initially suggested June 5, the anniversary of her father's death, she did not provide the organizers with enough time to make arrangements, and the celebration was deferred to the third Sunday of June. The first June Father's Day was celebrated on June 19, 1910, in Spokane, WA.
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HA and grin ~~ bet you all cannot tell I am a proud

West Virginian?

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Psssssssssssst

...do not tell my Sweetie but I have ALMOST narrowed down what he is getting for Father’s Day… while I sit today the final decision will be made…but you all will have to wait until June 15 to find out.

10 comments:

Ki said...

Ooo, after lugging all that lumber your father's day gift better be a good one :) Hey it's not even mother's day yet. Hope your new bed works out well.

DeeMom said...

Always planning ahead there Ki

The raised bed will be awesome, Sweetie and our sons built all the rest...

dot said...

Lots of hard work going on at your place. I will be waiting to see what you plant in the new bed.

Andrea said...

Sounds like you have a lot of work ahead of you. I am sure it will be worth all the time and labor.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Hi Dee
It is aways a pleasure to meet someone who is proud of where they are from.. it says a lot about yourself and your area...
Glad that cover came... it looks fine now and hopefully will last for ever.. I notice a home made hand cart.. with bicycle wheels, even shaped at the sides... I like that and the thought behind it.
Great info for mums and dad as well...
Catch you again really soon.. more from around Mottram tonight.
Tom

Stacey Huston said...

LOL didn't know I had Knee pits, Now I know what that was that hurts so bad sometimes. Great post and beautiful garden I look forward to seeing it come alive. thanks Dee.

DeeMom said...

Tom, I must admit that wooden wagon was not a homemade thing…
WE have had that particular wagon for about 20 years and it has served us well…
AN occasional fixing of the tires is all it seems to need. Great for hauling plants, weeds and especially GOOD to haul the split wood to the house…Seems a cart full is enough to fill the wood hooch…so good for that sort of measurement…

Dot I am still contemplating just what I shall plant in the new bed
I need to study the amount of shade and TIME that the Weeping cherry gives to that area…If you have any ideas PLEASE share…

Andrea I really like working outside…there is so much satisfaction in it…

Yuppers Stacey ~~ Knee pit hurt is nasty… ;)

Lilli & Nevada said...

That is a lot of work you are doing there. Have not even thought about Mothers Day or Fathers Day you think ahead for sure.

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