Today is new fence day at my house! As I type, four guys are digging and hammering and cutting wood in the yard and getting that 6 foot dog-earred wooden privacy fence up in no time! You may remember a post I made recently, facing my fears and declaring my intention to put that fence up myself. Well, you know, I still believe in it, and think I can do whatever I put my mind to, but sometimes you have to take reality and time and energy into consideration. As the weather started to cool and I got busier, I realized that I wouldn't be able to gather up the manpower or the time to learn all about fences and get it done before winter. Sure, I could have waited for spring, but I spent so much time and sweat out in the yard this year, clearing that patch of land, I just really wanted it done. So I hired a crew to do it for me.
I am very happy with the decision, as I also decided that building a fence was not on my bucket list of things I want to experience in my life. Now, next spring, when I have a fresh and clear canvas of a yard to work with, I can learn to do something that does interest me... growing some food items in the yard! I don't really have a green thumb, but I think it would be great to have a tomato or bunch of basil that I have grown. I think I will start small with container gardening. I have a lot to learn, but I have all winter to do it, and after today I can look in my yard and get less of that feeling of overwhelming dread and more of a feeling of excitement and hope at the potential of the new space!
I hope that you see through your big yard and white picket fence
To make amends, and still be friends, still be my friend"
Melanie is an artist, blogger, writer, and ceramic beadmaker at Earthenwood Studio. Her beads and components can be found at her Etsy shop and her jewelry can be found in her Etsy Galleria. To comment on this post, visit the original post at the Earthenwood Studio Chronicles Blog.