I've been lax on the lists lately. There are always things that need done and projects that need tackled and this weekend is no exception. Here's a quick list of the fall chores and projects that I hope to start and maybe even complete this weekend!
- Attend the Spring Hill Country Ham Festival - This festival benefits the Tennessee Children's Home and only costs $10 for a carload of visitors. I thought it might be fun to attend for a little while in the morning and a great place to find some BBQ for lunch!
- Pick-up materials to build a wooden swing set for the kids.
- Build as much of the swing-set as possible over the weekend. This may take a couple weekends to actually complete along with some intermittent work sessions during the week. I really want this up quick so they can enjoy this nice fall weather we're experiencing! (Boy am I loving it!)
- Overseed the lawn with more grass seed. This is the only type of lawn maintenance other than mowing that I do. Every fall I overseed with a different variety of fescue. This combined with mowing high and only when needed has given me a pretty decent cool season lawn. It's not weed free by any means; during the warm season the crabgrass invades but I can live with that. I don't use any pre-emergent herbicides as I like to keep the clover and some of the weeds for pollinators. I truly believe that lawns can be very eco-friendly if managed correctly and with a tolerance for that which you can't control!
- Dig a little more of the greenhouse foundation area out. So far it's slow going but now that my wheelbarrow is repaired I can get to it.
The over-seeding needs to be completed by Sunday since more rains will be on their way next week and I don't want to water the lawn myself. Hopefully I can get through this list but its pretty ambitious. We'll see!
The Spring Hill Ham Festival couldn't have been held on a more perfect day. The sun was shining, the temperatures were comfortable, and the BBQ was delicious! My oldest daughter enjoyed watching the Irish dancers dance, riding on a train, and playing in the kids area on the inflatables. While there we purchased a couple things including a large jar of local Sourwood Honey and a pot of parsley.
We spent a little longer at the festival than we planned and so I never started on the swing set but I did get the materials so that I can tackle that project tomorrow!
Friday night I managed to dig another 4'x8' area out for the foundation of the greenhouse. Slow and steady wins the race...right?
Labels: garden to-do list, random thoughts, to do