Hi all! I know I haven’t been around much lately. But I’ve have been staying busy since retirement working in the garden, yard, and updating our yard ornament with a new coat of paint. So today I am going to share what I’ve been up to while living the life of retirement, and share some pictures of my gardens.
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Life After Retirement with my New Mulcher
Within the first couple weeks of retirement, I broke out my new Flowtron Leaf Eater/Mulcher. I am loving my new mulcher it’s easy to use and has different setting for chopping leaves and twigs.
It uses nylon thread like a weed eater, and it’s easy to change when needed.
All I do is put a tub underneath the mulcher and pour trash cans full of leaves that I’ve raked up in through the top. It chops them and drops them down into the tub below. I use the leaves in my flowerbeds and garden. I am trying to get the weeds that pop up in the beds under control.
Mowing for Exercise and Mulch
I have started using the push lawnmower to catch the grass clippings for mulch. Plus, I get some exercise pushing the mower up and down the hill. The clippings go in the flowerbeds and garden as well. The leaves and grass clippings are helping get weeds under control plus they break down and enrich the soil.
Where I don’t have mulch yet I use this niffy Action Hoe. A tool that the hubby bought for me that I never even knew existed, but has been around for years. I do believe that it works better than a regular hoe.
Gardening after Retirement
I have my flowerbeds, and lots of potted plants and herbs that I am able to work daily or whenever I want now that I am retired. And I am loving that because I can get out there early before it gets too hot. Unlike before, by the time I got off work it was way to hot to go outside and work. Plus, I was already tired of working.
And my vegetable garden. I even made a new raised bed and will eventually make some more. For now, I have tomatoes, zucchini, green beans, jalapenos, and okra. Plus, I have quite a few herbs in pots (helps with the mosquitos).
Updating Yard Ornaments
When I’m not working in the flowerbeds or yard you can find me cleaning and giving my yard art a new coat of paint. They were really faded from the sun. So far, I got the flamingo repainted…
and the windmill.
As you can see, I am enjoying my life after retirement, and I have plenty to keep me busy. I get up early so that I can start working as early as possible before it gets to hot. Once hot I jump in the pool to cool off and do some aquacise exercises.
I do crunches, side bends, leg lifts, and use the water dumb bells that the hubby got me. They are made out of foam but really work. I was amazed at how much I can feel it in my arms when using. The best part of exercising in the pool is I don’t sweat. LOL
Well this is it! What I’ve been up too since retirement. Yard work and gardening is a never-ending job so I will always have something to do. But I don’t work all the time, I do make time for family and friends. To go run around or have dinner, see the grandkids more, or just do nothing if I want. Even go to Goodwill more often, and have picked up some items that I have been working on and will be sharing soon. Be sure and check back later for more updates and projects!
More of my Gardens!