With the recent rains, the weeds have gone wild. The weeds at the gate had not been cut all year but they were getting big and ugly and after several weeks of “gently” nudging Vince to cut them, yesterday he took his heavy duty trimmer up to the entrance and cleaned things up a bit.
I drove up to take him something cold to drink. Have I said lately how much I love living here? It’s so nice to drive out my driveway and not have dozens of other driveways right there, and I have to really look to see another house and if I really look, I can see one across the highway and way down their driveway and I can see one in to my right but as the trees get larger, I’m not going to be able to see that house much longer. This isn’t the lifestyle for everyone but we love it.
This concrete slab was left here from when our land was part of Camp Bowie. I have no idea what it was but it’s there to stay. We asked the dozer guy to see about breaking it up and he said it is THICK and full of rebar so he couldn’t do anything with it. It doesn’t bother me. Every time I pass it, it reminds me of part of the history of our land.
Vince finished his Gatorade and was back to work. It looks so much better cleaned up a bit around the gate.
I offered to stay and wait til he was finished. I told him he could ride in the back and drag the cutter behind the RTV but he said no, he would walk back so, I climbed into my RTV and took the long way home. I love riding through the woods.
We have cedar trees everywhere. They’re a nuisance, at best. They suck up the water and choke out everything else. It’s a constant battle to keep the cedars down but the one time I’m thankful for them . . after a rain, riding through the woods, the air smells so fresh and clean, with just a hint of cedar. Hey . . I just had a thought! Cedar keeps bugs away . . what about scorpions? What if I cut cedar branches, or we chip cedar branches and put that around the house? That might be worth a try! Maybe cedar will become my favorite tree . . doubtful!