Shovelling horse manure from the pasture is a great opportunity to empty the busy mind from any stress or worries. The physical workout isn’t too hard, but still enough to make you feel those muscles you hardly use. The fresh air and exercise clears the mind and body.
After emptying like 15 wheel barrels of manure at a sunny spot, where it will compost fast, I did some little things in the yard. I hung up a waspenator, a fake wasp nest that will keep real wasps away, beneath the cabin where I had found wasp nest last fall. Hopefully this Spring the wasps will move to another location after seeing this fake nest. I do believe it works, as I had no wasp nests in the yard last year. I had many waspenators all around the yard and no real nests anywhere!
I also made some manure soup and sprinkled that in my flower garden. I removed the old sunflower stalks too. I’m not sure what I planted last summer, so I just have to see what will come back and what was annual. LOL
I had started some seeds at home, and little greens started to pop up. Unfortunately, my lovely cats thought it was a treat for them and they ate all the new grown greens! So I have to start over and put it in a room where the cats won’t be able to get to it. Lucky I still have enough time to start seeds indoors. Anyway, it was another wonderful day at LPine Meadow. :-)