Terlingua Dreams

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Weeds / Pollito

It seems all I can do is write about my ever growing weeds rather than tackling them head-on.  I so hate yard work the closest I have come is picking up tree limbs from the heavy winds of late. Where is my tall weathered cowboy who enjoys yard work?

Trees are already blooming but look at the height of the grass


More weeds at the northern part of the property.


If weeds could be pretty, they would look like this...

 
Or these...

Have all these little weed bushes growing all over


Though it is just February and it has been cold this winter, this little tree never lost its foliage.


Neither did the pomegranate trees...



This is looking at the southern part of the property. This is the last part that Pollito cleared.


Speaking of Pollito he saw me outside and he and his little wino helper stopped to chat.  He asked if I was ready to have my grass (weeds) mowed.  I hesitated but then remembered that it took him three to four months to complete a two or three-day job so said Yes.

Paquito


At least I have the hope of him completing the job "sometime" without me having to actually unbox the electric lawn mower I bought two or three years ago.  Wish the cats would earn their keep and help me.

Paquito and Nico

Good night.  May you all have Terlingua Dreams.

14 comments:

  1. You have a lot of room back there! I'll bet the cats take care of the mice..

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    1. Their mother (Blanca) was a good mice catcher but they are so lazy all the do is eat and lay around waiting for me to open the kitchen door so they can rush in.

      With all the space we have you would think they would spread out. They only roam when they follow me around as if they were dogs.

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  2. Good luck with that yard work, we got tired of that too so sold our house and ran away.

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  3. Roundup applied properly gets rid of the vegetation.

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    1. Besides being expensive Roundup causes cancer and it could also harm my boys (the cats).

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  4. My son has me spoiled. He has a big John Deere and one of his attachments is a large brush hog/mower. I haven't started my lawn mower for a couple of years. Of course, right now he is working on the north shore of Alaska.

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    1. You are fortunate to have someone handle that dirty chore for you.

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  5. Ss, I could make so many comments (trying to be funny) but I'm just gonna be nice and say Go SPURS GO! hee hee

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    1. I know the first comment would be about my non-existant Tall Weathered Cowboy...am I right?

      I am so happy that I can finally watch a Spurs game, it has been too long. GSG!!

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  6. YIKES thats a lot of property. I had and acre at one time and couldn't wait to sell that place. Now I have a small piece but I still have to maintain the yard. I use a weed killer but no RoundUp only used it once and found it to not do the job. With all this rain I have been spraying regularly

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    1. My yard in Houston is the size of a postage stamp and even then I had trouble keeping up with it. The best thing I ever did was to hire a lawn guy but it is expensive.

      Do not want to think how much it would cost to have someone mow mother's property every two weeks. The good thing is that we live in the county and there is no Homeowners Association to send you threating letters.

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  7. Well, I see some purple verbena blooming amidst all that other stuff. You can always take the "natural native garden" approach.
    And let it all just grow and grow. Which I might be inclined to do, lazy woman that I am.

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    1. It will probably be left to grow as I doubt Pollito and his helper will be back for a few weeks and I certainly wont be tackling that job.

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