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May 06, 2017

Yard Work When It's too Wet to do Yard Work

When I bought this house, the mailbox post was sitting in a metal pail which had been filled with concrete. The pail has always been rusty, but this winter it really started falling apart. Last weekend I pealed off the rusty pail parts and the concrete stayed pretty much in one piece. So I bought a planter and just stuck it in there, filled the remaining room with rocks from the yard, and voila, it's not only stable again but looks pretty good too.

Rusty mail box pail parts
Rusty mail box pail parts

And, I didn't stop there with yard work. Although it was too wet to mow, I got the worst of the leaves and the rest of the bigger branches loaded up and took them to the town dump's brush pile.

Truck filled with leaves-back
Truck filled with leaves-back


I was hoping to mow and use the mower to mulch more leaves this weekend but it rained a lot last week and then we had heavy rains last night and earlier today, so the jungle continues to grow.

Posted by Bogie on May 6, 2017 at 08:32 PM in House Work | Permalink


It's tough to work in the bog. Your mailbox installation looks great! We've been watching the weather up in your area - with all of the rain being dumped. You got a lot done.

Posted by: Cop Car at May 7, 2017 12:43:33 PM

I finally got to mow before going to work last night. Not that it wasn't wet (rained most of the week), but was a mostly dry day. I did have to leave a good amount unmowed, but the front yard and sides close to the house, and in the cat pen are now shorter than the rest.

Have a Nor'Easter hitting us tonight but next week we should get dry and hot (been cold and running the main floor pellet stove a lot so far this May).

Posted by: bogie at May 13, 2017 8:10:54 PM

How did you survive last night's Nor'Easter?

Posted by: Cop Car at May 14, 2017 10:35:11 AM