Shear madness

We have been out in the garden today and Hubby has cut the lawn both front and back. It always looks nice when it’s just done, but you know what it’s like, the mower can only do so much and the little trimming on the edges gets overlooked sometimes.

We have a strimmer, but our extension lead isn’t long enough for it to reach the bottom of the garden, so Old Clever Clogs here thought she’d get out there with a pair of scissors.
Yep. If you had any doubts, this confirms that I am completely and utterly NUTS!!!
This brainstorm of an idea followed seeing one of our neighbours tidying up the edges of his flower beds and round the bird table on his front lawn. I thought ‘I can do that!’

This is our back garden as taken in September last year.
This is it in March following the repositioning of our conifers and purchase of some new ones to divide the garden up.

Brains of Britain here decided to trim the edge along the fence with a pair of scissors, also cutting back the long green dangly stuff that was choking the buddleia and rose bushes.
We need to replace our washing line before it twangs the next heavy load into the dirt and Hubby has just measured it. We need 15 meters of line, so that is from the back of the house to the post there.  This little snippet of information therefore gives you an idea of HOW STUPID I am to trim along the sides (both I might add!) with a pair of kitchen scissors. OK, it could have been worse but the last pair of kitchenitus pilferous scissors were still in the greenhouse so I used those.

I’ve got backache, and I also have blisters, though luckily nothing has broken and it actually looks good.
I have added a couple of new items to our next DIY shopping list though…………


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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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13 Responses to Shear madness

  1. Scissors!!! I’m surprised you can straighten up! You must be really sore.

  2. Our strummer is not long enough as well, even with 3 short extension cables.

  3. willowdot21 says:

    Yes indeed madam use those brains of yours sensibly!

  4. I am sorry, Di. When you initially said what you were going to do I thought ‘oh dear.’ My mother has ideas like this too and they often end in a few trips to the physiotherapist.

    • I’m not that bad, and if I stiffen up, I have my painkillers. It just seemed like a good idea at the time, and once started, well, I couldn’t leave it half cropped sotospeak!

  5. murisopsis says:

    Yikes! That was a big job to do by hand. I’m glad you survived. I was always told to work smarter rather than harder… at least the job got done and the yard looks tidy!

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