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Memories that cannot be broken

Posted on June 6, 2024 by Sunny South News

About a month ago Lydia and I moved to a smaller residence and were delighted that we did not have to do any maintenance like mowing the lawn or other yard work. However, I missed doing this work to keep me occupied after doing it for the past 41 years.

In the month of June, we planted sedum in the backyard that grew about an inch and beautiful yellow flowers appear. When I sat in the backyard, I reminisced on how hard I worked in the heat of summer planting it and removing the weeds. The reason why we planted sedum there was because the evergreen trees would suck up all the water. Sedum takes little or no water and mowing is not required. Perhaps anyone who would like to save water should consider planting sedum in their yards. It is slow growing but worth it in the end.

When we developed our front yard, we planted smaller evergreen trees and later transferred them to the backyard. After 25 years they mushroomed to 30 feet tall. We had them trimmed to keep it in good shape. We planted small evergreen trees in the front east side of the house to form a hedge in later years and now they are full grown. 

We also built a concrete foundation fence embedded in steel posts and cedar pickets with the help of Ron, our neighbour, and used semi-transparent stain that lasted longer than solid paint. This kept me busy during the hot days of summer.

Paul Jones, Coaldale

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