Aaaahhh…..there is nothing like a good pedicure. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I abuse my feet during the summer. I love to be barefoot. My husband calls me “Queen of the Blackfoot tribe”. Indoors or out, I’m barefoot. I even garden barefoot. The only time I put the old workboots on is when I’m going to be doing some digging with the spade. Alas, fall has arrived along with cooler temperatures…..and acorns. This morning I decided it was time for the fall pedicure. A good long soak in a tub, a pumice stone, and some lotion with tea tree oil or peppermint can really rejuvenate those tootsies! I slather on a thick coat of lotion and put socks on right away so they get moisturized all day. Nailpolish on the toes is a must in the summer…it hides the dirt under the nails. It’s fall now, so the brown tone polish probably just matches the dirt. Soft feet and pretty nails! Now I’m ready to dance! But it will probably be more garden work.
I can’t wait to get into the dirt again…with my boots on. I have 3 new gardens planned for next year that I have to dig up and prepare, 1 vegetable, 1 herb, and 1 strawberry patch. I already had the strawberries, but the grass and weeds kept growing over them, so I dug them all up and made a raised bed for them. Unfortunately, with the drought we had, the plants dried out before I could get the dirt in the box and prepared. They weren’t my favorite variety anyway, but now I will be two years without strawberries.
I have decided that I love raised beds for my gardens, at least for edible gardens. The plants grow so much better and I have to do a lot less weeding. All three of my new gardens are going to be raised beds.
I also have some tree work to do. My neighbor is an arborist and has been healing some of my poor sick trees, but she also gave me a new magnolia as a barter. I forget the variety, but she said that the flowers will be huge. Anyway, I have to prune several of my trees to get them growing right again after they were damaged or broken in a severe windstorm that we had about a year and a half ago. The magnolia replaced a basswood that we lost completely in that storm.
Time to get my happy feet a movin’! It’s a beautiful day to work outside! (With my boots on, of course.)
P.S. To “The Inbox Jaunt”, you inspired me to do foot repair!