Here it is Sunday night already! The weekend kind of passed in a blur. With the nice weather out in full force, we actually were enjoying coffee outside downtown at night:
Spring is feeling pretty good right now. There was also much biking to be had. Not really picture worthy since it is just building endurance riding local routes, but Sunday morning at 7:00 a.m. and I had bikey face!
I put in 61 miles from Friday through Sunday. I probably overdid it just a bit, but it’s so hard to stop riding!
Lots of outdoor projects to do now that we can get outside. My project is mole removal. We have moles. Not sure how many as only a couple can do a lot of damage and we have a lot of lawn damage and tunnels in my garden beds. No bueno. I don’t want to kill the moles or trap them, so I went with a repellent.
It’s castor oil based, which apparently either smells or tastes bad to them – or both. It’s nontoxic, which is what I want. The moles just need to go away (sorry neighbors!). This is the stuff:
It smells like castor oil, which makes sense since that is a large component. It’s a bit of a pain to apply because you have to do it in stages to sort of herd the moles out. It took 4 days to get the stuff spread. Now here’s hoping it works.
I also did some milky spore to combat all the lawn grubs we have, which led to the mole problem. The milky spore is organic and will only control grubs and won’t harm the earthworms. Plus I have some neem oil to keep the bunnies away from my new plant growth. Whew! Doing things the organic or natural way takes a lot more time than scorched earth pesticide, but it’s much better for the planet. I’ll update in a couple months with any progress.
We were talking about what other outdoor projects to do and John wanted to work on our back porch landing. It’s concrete and cracked and loose in spots. He said that would be his project this summer. Then I heard big bangs outside and John decided to start right away! He was using a sledge hammer to break up the cement:
Eeek! No going back now. It’s actually a layer of cement over cement. Not quite sure what we are going to do with it. Maybe tile if there is enough depth to put it in without going above the door threshold. John owns this project, though 😀
We are not quite up to cupcake riding yet. Another few weeks and we will have our 40 mile legs. We had to “settle” for a sundae after our 23 mile ride on Saturday from Martha’s.
Their ice cream is just so good. They don’t do any frozen yogurt, just ice cream, and they do it very well.
Sunday was family time. We had dinner at my parents’ house. My sister supplied the mimosas!
It was a nice afternoon and I even got some work done in their garden bed with dividing hostas. 😀 And somehow Sunday night is here in the blink of an eye!
Hope you all had a great weekend!