MARCH 18, 2018 WHAT THE HECK IS GOING ON AT THE BRUCE’S PLACE?

MARCH 18, 2018 WHAT THE HECK IS GOING ON AT THE BRUCE’S PLACE?

I TITLED MY BLOG POST WHAT I DID– BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT ABOUT 25 E-MAILS FROM MY MCS SISTERS HAS ASKED!!!  LOL!!!

WHAT ARE YA UP TO??  WHAT YA BEEN DOING??  WHERE ARE OUR PICTURES?? WHY HAVEN’T YA DONE A BLOG POST???

THAT–IS WHAT I HAVE BEEN HEARING!!  SO HERE I AM– AND I’LL TRY TO PLAY CATCH UP– AND SHARE SOME PICTURES ALSO——

IT HAS WARMED UP SOME IN THE FLINT HILLS OF KANSAS– BUT NOT WARM ENOUGH YET TO DO MOST OF THE OUTDOOR WORK WE WANT TO DO–

GARY STARTED ON THE FRONT FLOWER BED-

FRONT FLOWER BED START

GARY STARTED ON THE FRONT FLOWER BED—- WE HATED THAT CEDAR TYPE BUSH– AND THAT OLD MULCH– WE DON’T USE MULCH AS IT IS USUALLY FULL OF TOXIC CHEMICALS & PESTICIDES– AND THIS WAS OLD & YUCK—— THE ROSES NEEDED TRIMMED & ROCK REDONE– ETC— SO OUT WITH THE BUSH– OUT WITH THE OLD MULCH– AND GARY TRIMMED THE ROSES AS MUCH AS HE COULD NOW– WHEN THE WEATHER WARMS UP MORE– THEY WILL GET TRIMMED MORE—-

 

FRONT YARD 1.JPG

SO HERE IS ANOTHER VIEW OF IT FROM ANOTHER ANGLE—- ALL OF THESE PICTURES ARE ALSO FOR OUR RECORDS OF WHAT WE DID & WHEN——–

FRONT FLOWER BED 1

GARY TAKING OUT THE BUSH– CLEARING OUT THE MULCH & TRIMMING THE ROSES!!!

 

FRONT YARD 5

NEW SOIL ADDED AFTER THE MULCH REMOVED– GROUND COVER FLOWERS PLANTED &  BIRD BATH PUT IN & BRUCE SIGN PUT IN– SINCE THEN WE ADDED MORE ROCK TO THE ROCK WALLS- & BALANCED THEM OUT– AND I PUT IN SOLAR LIGHTS– & WHEN THE WEATHER IS WARMER– THE ROSES WILL BE TRIMMED MORE- & THE BIRDS LOVE THE BIRD BATH– AND WE HAVE TO PUT WATER IN IT ABOUT EVERY  DAY!! WE PLANTED BEE & BUTTERFLY & WILD LIFE FRIENDLY GROUND COVER– INSTEAD OF MULCH WITH PESTICIDES!! I WILL ADD A BEE BUBBLIER FOR THE BEES TO BE ABLE TO DRINK ALSO & NOT DROWN-

BEE BUBBLER

BEE BUBBLIER——————-

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CHEMICAL FREE YARD

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FRONT PORCH IN PROGRESS.JPG

FRONT PORCH IN PROGRESS– BETWEEN THE FRONT PORCH PILLARS WILL BE LIKE THE SIDES OF THE PORCH- NEW CARPET FOR THE FRONT PORCH– AND WHEN THE WEATHER IS NICE ENOUGH — MANY- MANY -MANY HOUSE PLANTS WILL GO TO THE PORCH——— ALSO– SEE THE NEW FRONT STORM DOOR- WITH GLASS ALL THE WAY—-  LETS IN MORE LIGHT– NICER DOOR- AND THE DOGS LOVE IT –AS THEY CAN SEE OUT– & THEN NEXT IS A NEW — ANTIQUE FRONT DOOR——

WE ALSO PLANTED TONS & TONS OF IRIS BULBS OR ROOTS- ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE HOUSE THAT HAD NOTHING THERE BEFORE — BUT THE PREVIOUS PEOPLE WHO LIVED HERE– LEFT A HORSE IN THE SIDE YARD– AS THE SIDE YARD WAS FULL OF HORSE TRACKS– THAT HAD TO BE WORKED OUT & MORE DIRT FILLED IN———–

BACK SIDE OF HOUSE FLOWER BED 1

WE HAULED IN CONTAINER AFTER CONTAINER OF GOOD DIRT & FILLED IN– AND PLANTED BULBS–& IRIS ROOTS– &  STILL A WORK IN PROGRESS– AS WE WILL CONTINUE TO PLANT MORE IN THIS AREA———

BACK SIDE OF FLOWER BED 3

GARY HELPING COVER ALL THOSE BULBS I PUT IN——————  THE THREE DOGS ARE HELPING—–

IRIS 1

THIS IS WHAT PART OF THEM WILL LOOK LIKE– AS WE MOVED IRIS BULBS OR ROOTS  WITH US—-

IRIS 2

MORE OF WHAT WE MOVED WITH US—— PLUS MANY MORE– COLORS-

GARY STARTED ON THE SIDE YARD NEXT TO OUR COVERED PATIO– IT WAS A MESS– TERRIBLE DRAINAGE– OLD CEDAR BUSHES– OUT OF CONTROL– COVERED WITH TOXIC OLD MULCH——– AND MORE——— GARY STARTED WITH REMOVING THE OLD CEDAR BUSH—

SIDE YARD 2

THE PLANTER HAS BEEN REMOVED— ALL THE DRAINS REMOVED & GARY & I HAULED  DIRT & HAULED DIRT– REMOVED ALL THE FLOWERS & MULCH–

FLOWER BED SIDE YARD 1

THIS WAS ALL DUG UP– & REMOVED & DRAINAGE IS TOTALLY CHANGED- TO GET THE WATER AWAY FROM THE HOUSE——–

SIDE YARD 5

CHANGED SUPPORT FOR THE FENCING- ALL FILLED IN WITH NEW DIRT—- PRIVATE FENCE WILL BE ADDED TO– ALL NEW FLOWERS ADDED & GROUND COVER- AND FOUNTAIN WILL BE ADDED——

 

 

pond 3.JPG

THIS FOUNTAIN WILL BE GOING IN THE CENTER OF THE FLOWER BED——

THE HORSE TANK / FISHPOND IS ALREADY IN PLACE NEXT TO THE COVERED PATIO ALONG WITH AN OBLONG FISH POND– WHICH NEXT TO THEM WILL BE PLANTED ELEPHANT EARS——–

ELEPHANT EARS

ELEPHANT EARS ARE BEING PLANTED NEXT TO THE WATER PONDS—- IN THE BACK YARD NEXT TO THE CEMENT PATIO & COVERED PATIO——-

SIDE YARD 6.JPG

SIDE YARD CLEARING OUT IN PROGRESS——

SIDE YARD 8

CEDAR BUSH REMOVED– FLOWERS REMOVED– OLD MULCH REMOVED– PLANTERS REMOVED– ROCK REMOVED– LOADS OF NEW FRESH GOOD EARTH FILLED IN—– DRAINAGE BEING CHANGED—— MORE PRIVATE FENCE GOING TO BE ADDED—- FOUNTAIN PUT IN– FLOWERS PLANTED– GROUND COVER ADDED– AND ROCK REPLACED & FLOWER BED ENLARGED!!  “AFTER”  PICTURES–COME LATER– AS WE ARE STILL IN PROGRESS!!!!!!!   BUT OH MY LOOKING SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH BETTER & LOOKING FORWARD TO GOOD DRAINAGE AWAY FROM THE HOUSE– AND FLOWERS & THE FOUNTAIN PUT IN!!!

MOST OF OUR SOUTH SIDE YARD IS GOING TO BE PLANTED TO WILD FLOWERS FOR THE BEES & BUTTERFLIES & WILD LIFE——

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SEE THE WHITE FENCE ON THE CORNER—— ROSES WILL BE PLANTED IN FRONT OF THE FENCE—- AND MORE ADDED TO THE ONE LONELY BUSH BEHIND THE FENCE—- AND THE WHOLE SIDE YARD WILL NE PLANTED INTO WILD FLOWERS LIKE WE DID IN OUR BACK YARD IN BRANSON, MO–   FOLLOWING WILL BE PICTURES OF WHAT WE DID IN BRANSON——-

FLOWERS 1

FLOWERS 2

FLOWERS 3

FLOWERS 4

FLOWERS 5

SOUTH SIDE OF PROPERTY

WHEN I’M DONE THE WHOLE SOUTH SIDE OF OUR PROPERTY WILL BE FILLED WITH EVERY KIND OF FLOWERS– TO FEED ALL WILD LIFE———–

SOUTH SIDE OF PROPERTY 2

WILD FLOWERS WILL TOTALLY FILL THIS PART OF OUR LAND——– NO TOXIC CHEMICALS— NO PESTICIDES!

WEED

I PLAN ON PLANTING ALL KINDS OF NATIVE WILD FLOWERS IN THIS AREA OF OUR YARD!!!!

GARY'S SHOP

GARY’S SHOP IS GOING TO BE MOVED OVER NEXT TO OUR PRESENT GARAGE——-

NORTH SIDE OF HOUSE--

SEE THE TERRIBLE CEDAR BUSHES NEXT TO THE  NORTH SIDE OF OUR HOUSE – THEY ARE NOW LONG  GONE—— AND THE SIDING IS BEING REPAIRED—- AND A WATER FEATURE IS BEING PUT IN THAT ROCKED FLOWER BED!!! WITH A FOUNTAIN IN THE FISH POND– THEN WE CAN SEE IT OUT OUR LIVING ROOM & OUR FAMILY ROOM WINDOWS—– AND HEAR THE WATER FOUNTAIN!!!!  AND THE NORTH SIDE OF THE BACK OF THE HOUSE- THE DRAINAGE IS BEING ADDRESSED– AND FIXED– AND FLOWERS ARE GOING TO BE PLANTED ALL ALONG THAT SIDE OF THE HOUSE!!!

THERE IS A HUGE BIG UGLY CEDAR TREE RIGHT IN FRONT OF OUR HOUSE RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE YARD– THAT UGLY BUGGER IS COMING OUT & A FLOWER BED PUT THERE TO HIDE THE GAS METER——-

CONTAINER GARDENS—- THERE WILL BE PLENTY—– TOMATOES– PEPPERS– SQUASH– CUKES— HERBS– AND MORE———-

AT THE BACK FENCE FOR MORE PRIVACY– INDIAN CORN– 6 DIFFERENT KINDS OF LARGE SUNFLOWERS & HOLLYHOCKS- AND MORE IS GOING IN———–

SUNFLOWERS

IT IS TOO EARLY TO PLANT MANY THINGS YET—TOO COLD– STILL FREEZING– BUT WE ARE WORKING ON MANY PROJECTS—— ALMOST DAILY WE MOVE DIRT & HAUL ROCK— GARY GOT ME A REALLY NICE PAIR OF GOAT SKIN LEATHER WORK GLOVES– THAT HAVE REALLY SAVED MY HANDS!!!!

PROGRESS IS BEING MADE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  THINGS ARE CHANGING!!!!!!

MOON FLOWERS 1

MOON FLOWERS ARE COMING UP IN THOSE TRAYS ON THE DINNING ROOM TABLE——–GETTING READY FOR OUTDOORS——-

KANSAS

IT HAS JUST BEEN WINDY AS HECK IN KANSAS—— HARD TO DO SOME PROJECT BECAUSE OF ALL THE WIND!!

JUNK

ONE OF THE DAYS IT WAS WAY TOOOOOOOOO WINDY TO WORK OUTSIDE GARY & I WENT JUNKING—— WE WENT TO FLEA MARKETS & ANTIQUE STORES WITH IN ABOUT AN HOUR &  1/2 OF OUR HOUSE——– WE HAD FUN— BUT WE WENT IN THE LINCOLN CAR  INSTEAD OF THE VAN—- AND IT IS HARD TO PUT MUCH STUFF IN THE CAR– SO WE NEED TO GO BACK IN THE VAN–& MAYBE TAKE THE TRAILER—

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I FOUND A BIG HUGE BARN DOOR WITH A COW PAINTED ON IT—– IF I GET IT— I’LL SHOW YA WHERE I’M GOING TO PUT IT—–   LOL!!!

SMELL THAT

SPRING IS ALMOST HERE——— AND I HAVE A BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK—- I HAVE LIED ABOUT MY AGE FOR SO MANY YEARS I HAVE TO ASK GARY—- HOW OLD AM I REALLY???  LOL!!!!!

TORNADO WATCH

IT IS ABOUT TIME FOR US TO WATCH THOSE TORNADO’S IN KANSAS———–

AND IT IS ABOUT PASTURE BURNING SEASON ALSO– WHEN THEY START BURNING PASTURES I WON’T BE ABLE TO WORK OUTSIDE– I’LL HAVE TO STAY INSIDE WITH MY AIR PURIFIERS—-

https://www.k-state.edu/media/newsreleases/jul14/grasslandburning73114.html

FIRE 1FIRE 2

WELL I NEVER DO A POST– BUT WHAT I DON’T SAY SOMETHING ABOUT MCS——— OR THE USE OF TOXIC CHEMICALS—- OR SOMETHING!!!   LOL!!!  SO HERE WE GO—

breathing

 

AND WHEN WE CAN DO NOTHING ELSE— WE EITHER TAKE A NAP——- OR WE DANCE!

dancing

OK——- HIT IT—- AND LETS DANCE IT OUT OF HERE———

 

 

LATER GATORS——– LOVE TO EACH OF YA——– OH– AND WELCOME TO THE NEW READERS—– & THANKS TO MY  MCS SISTERS WHO ARE ALWAYS THERE FOR ME—-

 

 

 

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About sondasmcschatter

I was encouraged to start a blog as I suffer from MCS /multi chemical sensitivities & other health problems & I have helped several hundred others who suffer from MCS set up "Safe Homes" & given them encouragement & HOPE & share information & lots of laughs along the way also. When you choose to use fragrances, chemicals, or pesticides, You are not simply making a choice for yourself, You are making a choice for everyone around you!!!! What makes me an expert on MCS-- not a darn thing-- BUT have lived with it for years-& years- & have learned lots the HARD WAY-- by experience!! And want to give others help & HOPE & encouragement -- as I know there are not many who understand what it is to live with this illness- & ALL THAT GOES WITH IT!!! Internet has been my way of communication with many who we are confined to their "safe homes" all over the USA & other countries!! I have communicated with many HUNDRED by e-mail-- phone & letters & internet forums-- I hope this blog will help in a better way to share laughter-- hope & information!!! As for many are not any longer able to even leave their homes-- & communication is sooo important & sharing & encouragement & GIVING HOPE!!!
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10 Responses to MARCH 18, 2018 WHAT THE HECK IS GOING ON AT THE BRUCE’S PLACE?

  1. Looking GREAT! 🙂 Hugs and happy wishes, Sonda… ❤ xo

  2. Lots of hard work, but it’s looking good!

  3. Debra Farmer says:

    My goodness you two have been busy!! We haven’t had that many nice days for working outside, yet look at what all you have done. Makes me look lazy.
    I did get 8 little chicks on a warm day in February. That’s a month earlier than when I normally get them. Spent many nights worrying “what if the heat lamp goes out”. They all survived and as soon as it warms up they will be let out with the old girls. Hopefully within the next couple of weeks.
    Love all the photos of Gary working hard. Can’t wait to see your home with all the flowers and water features. Get some rest today, it’s too cold to work outside, again.

    • HI DEBRA—- WET & COLD —- CAN’T WAIT FOR MORE WARM WEATHER TO GET MORE DONE—— WE ALSO WANT CHICKENS– WHEN IT WARMS UP MORE & WE GET THE COOPS READY– AND GARY’S SHOP MOVED OVER HERE– AND MORE FENCE PUT IN– ABOUT A MILLION PROJECTS– AND WE ARE PRAYING OUR BURNS, KS PROPERTY SELLS REALLY SOON!!!! THANKS FOR STOPPING BY—

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