Garden chores the price one pays for having a garden. The funny thing about garden chores they are still there even as we grow older. I do not consider myself old but my body tells me that I am not at the age of 62 going to keep up the same pace as I did in my forties.
That’s okay with me I just take longer to get the chores done and that’s okay with me too. I think that for many people they consider gardening work, but for me I consider gardening as a cherished past time that allows me to totally immerse myself in something I love to spend my time doing.
Right now today my list is 3 legal pad pages long am I going to get it all done? No. Am I going to worry about that ? No. What I will do is choose and item off the list and try to finish it without getting sidetracked.
Garden Chores Are
Garden chores are what you make of them if you look at them as unbearable drudgery that is exactly what they will be. On the other hand if you go out in the garden and think what a great opportunity to see what is going on and maybe make some changes well then your whole perspective will change.
There are days when I do not get a chance to get out in the garden and do any work because of deadlines and commitments. On days like that I still need to get out there and walk around a bit and have a look see. If I see something that does not look right or may need immediate attention I will make a post it note and stick it on the priority board.
The priority board is a tool I use in conjunction with the list. If I see something that needs to be taken care of right away it will go on the board but generally speaking it is there to nudge me. I find most of the time the post it’s are there to remind me of things I need to pick up at the store.
I still have a material and supplies list but as disciplined as I try to be this has turned into a wish list that would probably require a home equity loan to fill.
The secret to a successful garden and enjoying you garden is that you only need to remember one thing it is your garden and as long as it pleases you then it does not matter what anyone else thinks.