Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Our Own Personal Wildflower Garden
John mowed his yard today and I talked him in to leaving the wildflowers in his back yard. I pointed out to him along the streets that is what most are doing because the flowers are so beautiful this year. His are not as thick as I would like because he did mow them down a few years ago before they went to seed. There will be lots of scraggly yards when they finish blooming and the half dead seed are on but if you wanna win some you gotta lose some. I had to do some tall talking telling how people would die for wildflowers in their yard and pointing out important people in town who are letting them grow.He has bluebonnets, indian paintbrushes, and daisies. Some have other varieties along with these. Fence builder showed up out of the blue late this morning. He said his daughter has to have surgery on her leg. Didn't say why he didn't call but oh well. He worked all day and is trimming John's yard now. Ran out of weedeater string so John gave him the money to go buy that. He found a carpet someone was throwing away so John let him use the truck to haul it home. Then I saw someone on the next street was throwing a couch and love seat away so John mentioned that to him. He hauled that home. He has free rent for six months to fix the house up so they are getting their little nest fixed up one by one. His wife has been going out to work with him lately and driving John's work truck. Don't know what that is all about but what ever works for these little families.