“Dig out the roots with a trowel or a special tool called a “dandelion digger” for digging out dandelions. Work the end, which looks like a screwdriver, into the soil and pull up the whole weed.”
“Hand-weeding is still the best defense…”
Source: This Old House
Ruth will be back at the hospital this morning having a tube replaced. It’s a small, simple procedure but one that I am dreading non the less.
I’d like to complain now about the amount of illness we’ve had in our home, the number of doctor visits we’ve had, or count the trips we’ve taken to the hospital over the last 18 months…but I won’t…they just happen to be the weeds that our family needs to pull right now. And we’re working on it. Slowly but surely…just like your family is working on your own personal dandelions.
In a way it’s kind of nice to know that we’ve all got some yard work to do…and that we all need to do it the same way…day after day, one problem at a time…
(And sometimes, if we’re lucky a friend or two will help us out and pick a few of the dandelions for us along the way…which reminds me…thank you for all the help yesterday on Facebook with the stinky kitchen conundrum—it still isn’t solved but at least right now we know what the smell isn’t! And you helped me fret my time away worrying about the smell instead of freaking out about this morning. So thank you, I appreciate it.)
Wish us luck today.
P.S. The “Summer Sundresses” are up for voting at Project Sewn!!!! Go check them out….and VOTE!!!