I haven’t had to mow my back yard since this all started.
The school I teach at is closed to everyone as they’re using this time to do some construction. We have a very large Sulcata tortoise named Moesha. Now I have a very large Sulcata named Moesha. She spends about 3 to 4 hours a day eating grass.
I’m outside for about 3 hours a day, in one hour segments, usually. Taking care of our chickens, ducks, geese and quail. Our ducks are leaving tomorrow for another home, so that may reduce my outdoor time a little bit.
@moonhat We’re moving as soon as our house sells, and taking the ducks with us would be a huge hassle. So they and the geese and quail are all going to be re-homed. I’m keeping just my favorite chickens, and we will take them with us.
@Kidsandliz We aren’t sure. They just opened real estate back up for in-person showings. Our place is a unique property for this location, two and a half acres in the middle of a massive housing development area. We’re also in an odd little pocket that is outside city limits. So there’s nothing to compare our place to in order to get a feel for how we could do. Can’t afford to take much of a loss, so keep your fingers crossed for us.
@Pony Well let’s hope the the uniqueness is a selling factor. And there are people who want more land and close to a city which isn’t always possible. Of course a developer may see it as a future of 10 houses or something along that line.
Breakfast on the west-facing patio, followed by watering the plants. Late afternoon, water the plants on the east side of the house. Tell anoles to get a room. Walk in the back yard before it gets too hot. Wave to neighbors but don’t talk. Repeat.
I go out once it gets warm enough for the tortoise to wake up and get moving. I usually give her a bit of a spray down with the hose and water any patches of grass that look close to dying. Then I might feed her a bit or just hang out in the yard with her and the greyhound.
If it’s particularly nice out I’ll stay outside for a few hours with my laptop and get some work done (high school teacher, so mostly grading).
In the afternoons we go on a long walk with the dog around the neighborhood. There’s a dog park across the street and he still tries to go there every time and then just stares at us when he realizes there are no dogs there. It’s pretty sad.
none (except to go to and from the car or mailbox or putting trash out) but that was pretty much the same before all this. although our densely packed hotspot of a city has also acquired a large roving pack of coyotes the police have advised us to avoid so…i’d just…rather not.
Far too much. Since my normal place of work is nonfunctional at present, I’ve been shanghai’d into outdoor cleanup of the grounds instead of my usual comfortable office. I actually think I managed to get sunburnt. Already, in May. With it snowing every other day.
What has my life come to? I’m meant to be in a cozy office with a heater by my feet and an air conditioner in the window, not outdoors picking up sticks and grubbing about with leaves all day!