Spring Projects Galore

It has been a whirlwind of activity once again as we welcomed Spring. This is the time where people suddenly come out of hibernation, soak in the sun and do crazy things like jogging, take a sudden interest in gardening, and pretty much whacking every weed, bush and greenery they see in their yard. TheFisherman is no exception. He’s an avid gardener but Spring especially brings out the Outdoorsy type in him. He treks to the Home Depot and takes on projects quicker than you can say I-have-to-do-everything-this-Spring. The sunporch/sunroom roof has been fixed by the contractors, who after tasting our home cooked meal, suddenly didn’t want to leave. The 1 1/2 day project stretched out to 3 days and I scrambled to prepare their coffee, snacks, lunch and dinner. It was tiring but fun at the same time. For someone to appreciate my cooking was the best compliment. They particularly liked the biko -sticky rice cooked in coconut milk and sugar. I made some for them to take home and they said they ate it with ice cream. After they have left, TheFisherman decided we needed to give the ceiling and floor a fresh coat of paint. Which we did one weekend.
It doesn’t stop there.
TheFisherman also plans to make a paved patio, flagstone the stoop, change all the bathroom fixtures and God knows what else. Oh and yes, he also just recently re-seeded the whole front yard. He bought a whole dump truck load of top soil which they dumped in the middle of the driveway and which we shoveled and wheelbarrowed for 3 days. My biceps and shoulder muscles were screaming! The neighbors were all slowing down as they passed by and saw this huge pile of dirt. The perplexing looks on their faces saying “what the?” One neighbor finally came up to me and asked: “what’s going on, Mary?” I managed to respond between shovelling : “we can’t afford a gym membership”. To which she laughed and left me grunting and sweating. I secretly wished this whole thing is going to be worth it. The image of me sipping iced tea in the front yard admiring my green green grass kept me going.
Right now the huge pile has been reduced to a field of dirt scattered with grass seeds and fertilizer which TheFisherman dutifuly waters every day.
Yesterday, he looked at me while watering the lawn and said: “so we’ll get the flagstone this weekend?”

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  1. dito sa amin we’ve started the barbecue season na rin, hahaha. and i also might get dirty in garden work this year, i gained six kilos during our 5 months in pinas and i havent done anything – cant afford din ako ng gym membership!

  2. just like raqgold, i’ll be starting my spring with a bbq party this weekend!

  3. Dito naman sa Pinas…saksakan ng INIT!!! However, I did my “summer gardening” in February so I’m just waiting for my flowers to come out. My gumamela plants have been slowly coming out with “bubuts” and I can’t wait to see them bloom.

    Nakaka-inspire naman kayo. I would kill for a paved patio where I can sip a cool watermelon shake. Post pictures ha πŸ˜€

  4. hayy dito sa amin naman nagstart na ako mag plant ng herbs and flowers. salamat sis sa dalaw

  5. Hi Raq,
    Tell me about it! I didn’t even leave and gained A LOT!
    We’ve been barbecuing and grilling a lot and it doesn’t help with the punds. 😦

  6. Hi Analyse,
    Woohoo! Nothing like a barbecue party! Hope you have a great one!

  7. Hi Cookie,
    Naku, oo nga pala summer dyan sa atin ngayon. Hayaan mo I will post pics as soon as we’re done. Badges of honor. πŸ˜‰

  8. And speaking of gumamela plants, Cooks. Alam mo ba, it’s so expensive here. A 2 ft one costs $50.00+ 😦

  9. Hi Avee,
    I planted herbs last year and I didn’t know that some of them come back. My husband made these flower bed type vegetable garden and that’s where I have the herbs. Namigay nga ako kasi sobrang dami, ground cover tuloy ang dating nya.
    As for the flowers, we have perennials and one I really love is the wildflower patch I have at the side of the house. We bought the canned seeds from Walmart and sulit na sulit sya! πŸ˜‰ So far 3 seasons na yata ‘yon.

  10. Ang wish kong vegetable garden, wish pa din up to ngayon. Hay talaga naman…Me katamaran kasi kaya ganun πŸ˜€

    Photos, please.

  11. Hi Mary. Wow, sounds like you’ve been quite busy. I think it’s great that you are taking advantage of the season to do some worthwhile projects.

    I think it’s a nice coincidence because yesterday I failed to go online because I was too tired from gardening. I did some much needed weeding and trimming of some plants.

  12. Looks like you’re busy with all these projects!!

    Just dropping by & saying a quick hello. Been really busy lately and my blog is offline for now.

    Take care!

  13. wow, if i have a husband like fisherman, i would be so grateful. and i don’t mind helping out shoveling and wheelbarrowing, either. i bet you have the best backyard in the neighborhood. would love to see some pix of your backyard this summer.

  14. Hi Julie,
    A vegetable garden would be awesome! We used to have tomatoes, cucumbers, and eggplants. Tween1 even planted corn. But it does take a lot of work! Herbs and perennials are the better way to go, IMHO. πŸ˜‰

  15. Hi Rach,
    And gardening is very good exercise too!
    We do take advantage of the nice weather, otherwise before you know it, winter na naman. 😦

  16. MAPS!!!!
    So that’s why your blog isn’t working. I thought it was me. Sya, do visit me every time you’re free. πŸ™‚
    Hope everything is well.

  17. Hi Belle,
    Sometimes it gets to be too much for me but I know it’s for our property so I go along. Hindi nga eh. We have the worst grass in the neighborhood. And TheFisherman feels ahamed about it.
    Promise to post pics when they’re worthy enough. πŸ˜‰

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