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Old 04-23-2015, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Cape Elizabeth
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I find weeding incredibly relaxing. My favorite activity is getting hold of a weed runner, like creeping charlie and getting as long a run as possible.

If it is too hot, I get into the shade, too cool, into a sunny spot.

Often, as I sit there, I think about the household chores I should/could be doing, but I totally prefer the weeding to housecleaning.

Any kindred spirits out there?
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Old 04-23-2015, 10:51 PM
 
Location: Home is Where You Park It
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Yup, that would be me.

I'm so weird I even like weeding sitting down with a hand hoe rather than standing up with a long-handled hoe.

If I'm not in a bad mood already, house work is almost guaranteed to bring on fits of mumbling and grumbling.

Not weeding.
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Old 04-24-2015, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Cape Elizabeth
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Oh, yes, I am definitely sitting. I only have a small vegetable garden, and only 1/4 acre overall, so I am just talking about sitting on my lawn and weeding it, or my flower beds. Before I knew clover was good (like about 10 years ago), I used to pull out clover. Now, it is just creeping charlie and other lawn weeds - sort of looks like an ivy. I also pull dandelions. I try to keep chemicals out of my garden and lawn. But, I do treat grubs.
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Old 04-24-2015, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Jamestown, NY
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I find weeding incredibly relaxing. My favorite activity is getting hold of a weed runner, like creeping charlie and getting as long a run as possible.

If it is too hot, I get into the shade, too cool, into a sunny spot.

Often, as I sit there, I think about the household chores I should/could be doing, but I totally prefer the weeding to housecleaning.

Any kindred spirits out there?
That's me, too.
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Old 04-24-2015, 11:46 AM
 
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Ha ha! Me too. Now that I have gardens fixed up with dirt, edging and stuff so I'm not dealing with tons of bermuda, I don't mind the weeding. I actually find it satisfying to pull weeds. Cleaning house...not so much.
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Old 04-24-2015, 02:43 PM
 
Location: oregon
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A long morning of weeding and just plain puttering in the garden is the best shrink in town and it don't cost a time.
Now that spring is here in Oregon I'm outside as much as possible coming inside tired and dirty feels the best..
The house can wait..
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Old 04-24-2015, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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To be honest, I prefer to do neither. I love working in the garden, getting it ready for planting season. I love to plant the new spring flowers, but I leave the weeding to anyone that I can sweet talk into doing it for me. When you get old enough it is easy to sweet talk, everyone thinks you are too old to do so much work. Ha Ha,but don't tell anyone.
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Old 04-24-2015, 05:31 PM
 
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I can weed all day long, like 6 hours but housekeeping, well, after an hour I want to quit. Each year I fight with the weeds and plant things that weeds won't grow under, but hey, when that happens I won't have anything to weed. Well, that isn't true anyway. But in the spring I am overwhelmed because we have a half acre, and I always think it won't get done, but a month later it is, and then all I have to do is go back over it again. And if you don't have weeds what would you do in the garden besides plant new plants and move some around? That is what I like about gardening. I have one yard sign, and it says, "Garden of Weedin."
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Old 04-24-2015, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Cape Elizabeth
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A long morning of weeding and just plain puttering in the garden is the best shrink in town and it don't cost a time.
Now that spring is here in Oregon I'm outside as much as possible coming inside tired and dirty feels the best..
The house can wait..
I am so jealous of you folks in Oregon. Your spring is months before ours. My girlfriend posts pictures of her spring bulbs and we still had snow everywhere.

But finally, I was able to get out there, about a week ago- just to plant pansies and today I bought 3 rose bushes and a peony. Then I transplanted some ornamental grasses to make room for the roses by my fence. I really thought this day would never come. Our winter seemed neverending.
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Old 04-24-2015, 09:04 PM
 
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I would definitely clean before I would pull any weeds however, if I could mow over plants, flowers, and other green growy things in the yard I would do that instead of clean.
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