I am trying to keep up with yearly tasks to make life easier. I am working toward having forethought and planning strategies to work on my flower beds when the weeds are just starting, instead of letting them take over.
I recently purchased “Character Cards” and this process comes under the heading of “Initiative vs. Unresponsiveness.” The card reads, “Recognizing and doing what needs to be done before I am asked to do it.”… or in my case before the weeds take over.:)
The character card gives this fact: “The older whistling swan shows initiative by taking the lead in a flock’s ‘V’ formation. As other swans follow the leader’s example and take turns breaking the wind, a flock is able to fly 30 percent farther than if each swan flew alone.
So… Friday, I worked on my front flower bed. The grass and weeds had begun to grow under and over the faux, rubber, mulch border.
I removed the border and chopped out all weeds. I also skimmed down a hill in the middle, and made the curve of the border smoother, so that it will be easier to mow.
I replaced the border and added fresh mulch.
One down, four more areas to go.
“But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding.” Job 32:8