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Monday, September 10, 2012

garden removal, continued

Good morning.
Despite working in the yard for most of the day, my back this morning wasn't as stiff and achy as yesterday. Maybe it's finally getting better. I hope.
After I got Craig up, made our coffee and went for a approximately 3 1/2 mile walk. The area where our Salon is, is called Delta township. Basically a suburb of Lansing. They are working on making it a walkable township and have been putting in numerous pathways. The one we took yesterday went from the Lansing Mall almost all the way to the highway. We took the Creyts to Canal section last week.

Looking at the map, we started behind the mall where the arrow is, followed the path through that green space called Sharp park and it winded between neighborhoods over to Creyts Rd. Instead of following the same path back, we took sidewalks up to Saginaw St.  and back to the mall.
And while walking, we spotted this...
It was a doe and a fawn grazing next to the path. If you look closely at the left side of the pic above the map board, you'll see a guy standing there. He was that close to the deer, and they just ignored him. We stood there a few minutes watching, until some joggers came along and spooked them.
After our walk, we did a little shopping ,then back home where I continued to tackle the garden reduction.
Here is more of the bed cleared out.
I managed to save and replant everything I really wanted, and the rest, into the compost pile.
And finally, near the end of the day, the area cleaned out and re-edged.
A view from farther out in the yard.  I took out about a 4 x 15 foot section. Today, I hope to fill, level, and get the area reseeded. And maybe, start on another flower bed reduction. We'll see.  :-)
And here's a late summer look at the pond.
Now time to get going.


  1. your pond is :)

  2. Glad to hear your back is starting to feel better, Wayne.
    That's a great place to be able to walk. Nice scenery.
    Have a great week and enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  3. I love that the deer were so close!