Saturday, April 17, 2010

Battle of the Dandelions

Well, it’s been a while since I last blogged—the couch has been quite comfy lately and I seem to fall asleep on it as soon as my butt hits the cushion. But tonight I came to the computer before the couch—small victories.

Speaking of victories, I’m hoping that my last weekend’s labors result in a victory. It seems as if the entire Grand Island dandelion population took up residence in my garden. Since I don’t have a rotor tiller, and didn’t seem to be borrowing one anytime soon, spade in hand I initiated my attack.


Since I know that dandelions will regenerate if you don’t get their entire root, I dug and pulled and dug and pulled for two afternoons…

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…until victory was mine…I hope.


I pulled up all the edging since it was mostly buried and more a lawnmower hazard than a decorative border, but I plan to put it back in to actually serve a non-hazardous purpose.  I managed to pull up a CATV cable as well (?). It’s purpose remains a mystery.

While the job was  a bit messy…DSCN0832  DSCN0841

…the weather was gorgeous enough to justify blinding any Peeping Toms with my white legs and to require sun screen.DSCN0837 DSCN0842

Time will tell who the victor was, but boy do I hope it’s me.

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