Domestic Diva – Removing The Dead Bush Leftovers

One of the things I love about being a homeowner is that I can finally fulfill my life-long Martha Stewart fantasies. I also have a good reason to subscribe to Better Homes & Gardens now.

We inherited a nice collection of gardening/yard tools with the house. These things are indestructible and who knows how long they’ve been caring for our home. I bounced my entire body up and down on the handle of one of the shovels and the only thing that budged was the bush. I can’t tell you how many brooms I’ve gone through in the last year or two because the handle breaks or something goes wrong. Things just aren’t made like they used to be made.

We had the dead bush cut down at the beginning of the summer, but this stump was left behind. After yesterday’s rain, my goal was to get out there and dig this thing up.

After about 45 minutes of digging, prying and perspiring with dirt all over the place, I pulled this baby out of the ground. I felt strong. I felt accomplished.

My dear mother-in-law is bringing me some lilies that were cultivated by someone who studied horticulture. The lilies are colors that aren’t traditionally seen or grown in the Midwest. I can’t wait to get those babies in the ground because they are perennials and will come back each year!

I need to invest in some gardening boots. Today I used my motorcycle boots. I don’t want to ruin them! I also need a gardening hat and an apron lol! Tomorrow I’ll tackle the other side that has the same setup with no stump, just ugly weeds growing all over the place.

Operation Best Yard on the Block is in full effect! I want to win some awards by this time next year :)

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