Video and Facetime, Fighting DEAD Ivy, Lily and Misty, Bees and Dead Nettle
Sunday was a special day.
I got a video from Felicity
and facetimed with Evie.
How perfect is that?
Sunday I tried to finish up what
I started weeks ago, clearing the
AFTER the first attempt
This took my Reciprocating saw
with a new blade and some
This is what I was dealing with.
Maybe two hours the first go
around and an hour this time,
with an hour of sitting out
with the burn pile.
That one hour of work put a
hurting on me. So far on
Monday, I have not done much.
I sure miss the old
Pam before Fibro.
Question now is~ do I do the other
side? You see, technically, that tiny
small section is mine. Not the
neighbors. However, I am wanting to
take out that portion of the
fence since it was damaged by a
storm taking the tree down on
top of it, which the ivy hid the
damage. But I want to replace
that part with privacy fencing.
So much I want to do, can't do
for myself anymore and can't
afford to hire done...
However, while I worked these
earn their keep!
But they were waiting for me when
I came back up on the deck!
Lily even perched on the arm of
my chair to be close.
I did notice that it is time to
put the bee bath out. I did get the
stand out but the bowl is still
stored. I sort of want to get a
stepping stone to place this on
so that I don't have to move
it when dude cuts the yard and he can just
weed around the stone.
That is my hold up for
getting it out.
Don't mow your Dead Nettle!
You probably have this in your yard or nearby. It’s Purple Dead Nettle(doesn’t sting)
It’s also food source. Purple dead-nettle is wild, edible leaves. You can even eat the entire plant. The flavor is mild, slightly grassy, somewhat floral.
It’s an antioxidant. It can improve your immune system and thus, help fight infection.
It’s an anti-bacterial. It interferes with the growth and reproduction of bacteria.
It’s an antifungal.
It’s an astringent. Purple dead-nettle can be beneficial for toning the digestive tract, or used as a skin treatment.
It’s a diaphoretic. Purple dead-nettle helps the body fight against fever and chills, cools the skin and eliminates toxins.
It’s high in iron, vital to the proper function of hemoglobin, which helps transport oxygen in the blood.
It’s high in vitamins and fiber!
So, the part that caught my attention
was that it is an anti-inflammatory!
Before my dude comes to mow for the
first time this week, I am going out
and roll around in the
Purple Dead Nettle!!!
Not sure if that will help, and I might
need to yell for a neighbor to help me
up, but its worth a try!!
So....here I go, to roll in the
Aka Lamium and there are about
30 species of this stuff.
Do you have it in your area?
Here at the base of my hill in the
back yard where to rain rolls down
to, it is really thick and the bees love it.
I don't even want talk about our yard full of weeds. We aren't good at taking care of the outside of our home. Lawn wise that is.
Have a fabulous day, Pam. Scritches to the kitties. ♥
I have that dead nettle all over in my yard. Maybe I should go out and roll around in mine too. I'm going to wait until it warms up first though :)
Oh, what a gigantic task to remove that ivy! Yes, those vines can become quite woody and strong.
It is time consuming and almost impossible to have someone else do it for you.
Such are the blessings of having your own property...
Yes, our kitties get by with a royal life style and we're just their SERVANTS.
But with LOVE.
Great photos of the Dead Nettle.