Took my oldest grandkids to the Superstition Farm this week. (http://www.superstitionfarmtours.com/horsing_around_day.html)
Fin also loved the red tractors.
Spring Cleaning Continued
This weekend I was to visit a friend who has a ranch south of town, but she called to postpone the visit, as she is sick. So I have no excuse not to work on my projects.
I had a friend’s housekeeper come in for a morning a week-and-a-half ago. I thought that if I had someone to work with I’d have to do the tasks that I’d put off so long.
I took the doors off the cabinets on the deck and she emptied them of all my potting supplies and cleaned them out. Then we applied many coats of teak oil, inside and out. (I took the doors off to lay them flat to absorb more oil.)
She also emptied and cleaned out the garden tools closet downstairs so that I could finally (after six years!) paint the shelves.
It took me another week to replace the cabinet doors and apply two coats of paint to the shelves, but they’re finally done.
My friend B helped again with her pickup truck, this time picking up the rescreened doors. Then I still had to clean them of the spider webs and all that clung to that. Today am attempting (finally!) to install them. Not easy, as they are 4’ x 8’.
I bought the equipment to repair and rehang the large painting that had hung on the deck before it was ripped off, the frame bent, in a windstorm. Maybe tomorrow I’ll have the energy to do that.
I’ve been trimming back half of my plants that had severe frost damage. At least my feathery cassia hedge is beautifully in bloom.