Thursday – A Little Personal – Lucy and Twiggy in Their Backyard

Lucy and Twiggy

“What’s Mom doing?”

“Watering the roses.”

“Why do they need to be watered?”

“Everything needs water to grow, Little One.”

“Is that why Dad puts water on the new tree?”

“Yup. The very reason.”

“It looks like the tree has been watered.”

“I’m so glad you keep your eye on these things.”

“Hey, Lucy. Check out these leaves. I thought with the new turf, we wouldn’t have leaves.”

“The leaves still fall. It doesn’t matter what kind of grass they fall upon.”

“I’m going to go tell Dad he needs to get these things picked up.”

“Good thing you don’t have an opposable thumb.”

“Huh? What is good about that?”

“Dad might hand you a rake and tell you to do it.”

“Okay then. The sun’s out, and maybe I’ll just relax.”

“Better choice, Little One.”

 

144 comments

  1. The new fake grass is looking good, John. Much easier to maintain, too.

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    1. Yes much easier. Since there is no feeding or insect control requirement and that it is permeable it is better for the environment. Thanks, Keith

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  2. That’s it, just relax in the sunshine and let the day take care of itself.
    Hugs

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    1. I think Twiggy has the answer. Thanks, David Hugs back

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  3. “Good thing you don’t have an opposable thumb” is the best and funniest sentence of the month. Your dogs win the internet. Love your posts featuring them. And congrats on the new lawn. Looks very sharp. Best, Babsje

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    1. Thank you for the visit and lovely comment, Babsje. 😁

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  4. Opposable thumb! Tee he he πŸ˜‚. The new fake turf looks great, John πŸ™‚

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    1. Glad you liked that bit of whimsy, Harmony. Thanks on the turf comment too. 😊

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  5. The new lawn looks snappy, John, and I suspect it will really cut down on your mowing time. πŸ˜‚ Glad the girls are finding it appealing….

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    1. Thank you, Lori. Yes, mowing time will be reduced. 😁

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  6. The yard looks great, John. I see many doggie naps taking place in the future.

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    1. Lucy has already claimed a spot. Thank you, Jill. Have a terrific day. 😊

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  7. Gwen M. Plano · ·

    Beautiful backyard, John. I can almost feel Twiggy’s tummy on the warm slate. 😊

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    1. For some reason she likes those stones. She stretches out there at least once a day. Thanks, Gwen 😊

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  8. I think Twiggy has the right idea. The yard looks great, John!

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    1. I think she does. Thank you, Joan.

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  9. The new lawn looks great! I do expect that Twiggie will be keeping an eye on those leaves.

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    1. She does have an obsession with leaves for some reason. She is like an elephant in terms of remembering too. Thanks, Liz.

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      1. You’re welcome, John. πŸ™‚

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  10. So now you’ll be vaccuming the lawn rather than mowing it, huh?

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    1. I have a sweeper. One pass and the leaves are gone. The leaves don’t stick like they did in the grass. It would be nice to run the vacuum but there is a sand and anti-microbial mixture that keeps the blades standing up which the vac would suck up too. I enjoyed your humor but thought you would like the facts too. Thanks. 😁

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      1. In other words, using a vacuum instead of a sweeper would suck… (I couldn’t resist.)

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      2. Good one, Linda. 😁

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  11. The garden looks gorgeous! And obviously the girls approved.

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    1. Yes they love it. Thanks, Pamela.

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  12. The turf looks great, John. The girls seem to approve. But keep it clean, pick that stuff up πŸ˜‰

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    1. Like a large carpet. I wonder if I can convince the neighbors to plant so artificial non shedding trees? I’ll bet not. 😁

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      1. Get out there with a Hoover.

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      2. I have a lawn sweeper. I’m sre you remember them. Big brushes for leaf removal. 😁

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  13. The Howell Oasis is looking real good! Twiggy did well supervising the installation.

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    1. Yes. She was there for every moment. (as you can imagine) Thanks, Frank.

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  14. All that artificial turf and Twiggy still likes the brick to lay on, eh?

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    1. She loves the feel of stone and concrete. She will stretch out on the concrete patio and those limestone steps. Even on the real grass she very seldom took a laydown. Also on the grass there were ants who would give her some bites so I think she decided that the stones were better. We’ll see if she can figure out that the ants are gone. Thanks, GP.

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  15. Grass looks really good. Do you have to do any maintenance on it?

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    1. No maintenence except in five years we have to add more sand and anti-microbial.(The stuff that makes the blades stand up) It needs washing with a hose now and then to freshen where the dogs go potty. That’s it.

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      1. Nice. Definitely easier on the body than mowing. More time for fun stuff too.

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      2. Yes it is. Thanks, Charles.

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  16. The yard looks fantastic, John! Looks like the girls are enjoying it.

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    1. They are, Teri. Thanks.

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  17. The landscaping looks great. You (and the girls) must be so pleased. Shame the leaves keep falling. πŸ˜‰

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    1. Well we can deal with a few leaves. I sweep the lawn with a sweeper. I just haven’t done it yet. 😊

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      1. I was actually thinking that’s how I’d deal with them, too. πŸ‘

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  18. The place looks great, and I’m glad the girls don’t have problems with the new turf.

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    1. Yes I am too. They love it. Thanks, Craig.

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  19. The turf looks awesome John! Guess the girls better get the vacuum out!

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    1. Yes indeed, Thank you, Lynn.

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  20. I never thought I would say that fake grass looked so good! And you’re right, it is better for the environment – especially yours that is so harsh.
    It is easy to rake the leaves off?
    I’m sure the girls are loving it.
    Happy Thursday!

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    1. I have a sweeper to pick up the leaves. We do have a rake that the crew gave us but it is for “fluffing” the turf.

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      1. Ahhh… Seems like it’s an all-around good thing, then!

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      2. I think so. I love looking out and not seeing some kind of grass problem. The last problem was rust fungus. And how did rust fungus get in the grass? It was in the sod that we bought. *pulls hair

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      3. Jeez louise… I have never seen anyone with so many grass issues! I don’t blame you for throwing in the real grass towel! Rust fungus? Seriously? Da hell…

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      4. Da hell is right. I finally got pissed enough to say that’s it. Two complete lawns in two years. πŸ™„

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      5. That’s just. No. and No. Good for you. Two in two is two much πŸ˜‰

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      6. I thought so too. The Producer was the instagator. She called three companies and got them right out. There was a six week wait due to demand.

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      7. Wow! Good thing you have The Producer!!

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      8. Sounds like you guys are in cahoots (a lovely thing!)

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      9. We have been in cahoots since 1992 and you are right. 😊

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      10. That’s a beautiful thing! 30 years next year! Wow!

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      11. Didn’t get married until 1998. I had two previous so I was a little nervous. The commitment was there though. 😊

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      12. I can’t say I blame ya… Mick was my second and I waited until we had three kids, living in sin for seven years, before I decided to keep him πŸ˜‰

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      13. Hey we have something in common on that score. 😁

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      14. One of a few, I’d say πŸ˜‰

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      15. Yes, more than a few.

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      16. I cannot disagree πŸ™‚

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  21. Lovet the new faux grass – it looks very real! Does it get hot though? Are the girls avoiding it?

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    1. It does get ho in the direct sun. Lucky we have a lot of shade. (One reason the real stuff couldn’t grow.) Thanks, Noelle.

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  22. I love the pictures of your dogs. They look like they are having fun in the yard.

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    1. They do have fun. I just follow along and photograph. Thanks, Molly Shea.

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  23. The turf looks great! No more mowing!!

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    1. Nope. All finished with that.

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  24. Turf and flowers look great! Looks like real grass to me. Twiggy is like a cat that prefers a smooth surface.

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    1. Yes she is. She loves those stones.

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  25. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

    Looks beautiful, John. I like the idea of no care greenery. I wonder if it confuses the virds snd insects πŸ™‚

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    1. I saw a moth yesterday and he did look confused. The birds don’t seem to mind but there isn’t much to eat when they jump down. 😁

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  26. The turf looks amazing, John! And the yard looks twice as big for some reason. πŸ˜€

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    1. It is a petty big yard. I think I don’t usually do a long shot from the rock area to the end. Maybe that’s it. The yard goes around the house to the right too.

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      1. It’s a big, beautiful space.

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      2. Thank you, Vashti.

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    1. Thank you for sharing, Michael.

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      1. Always with a great pleasure. We have to advertise the two, for a future stay in Hollywood. πŸ˜‰ xx Michael

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      2. Hahaha. Yes indeed. 😁

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  27. It looks like they love the new styled yard. Thanks for the update, John! xx Michael

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    1. Yes they do, Michael. 😊

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  28. Your yard looks ever so pretty, John, with the new “grass”: congratulations!

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    1. Thank you, Pit. We sure like it.

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  29. Dear John, I would like to notice that the turf looks splendid as well as the first ecological water inspection by Twiggy & Lucy. At the same time, some yoga stretching is necessary for last July days. πŸ₯€πŸ₯€πŸ₯€

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    1. You are right, of course. Thnks, Maria. 😁

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  30. Love how you put this together John. And the new turf looks gorgeous.

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    1. Thank you, Shelley. I’m glad you enjoyed it and thank you for the lovely turf comment. 😊

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  31. petespringerauthor · ·

    Loving the looks of the turf, John. So fresh and clean looking, and you never have to worry about weeds or cutting the grass ever again.

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    1. You might be interested to know that the turf sits on three inches of crushed granite and a weed barrier so I hope none of those pesky weeds come through. Thanks, Pete.

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  32. The grass does look very nice, John. Pity the leaves still fall and need raking …

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    1. I’ll take those as opposed to the conditions before. They are an easy pick-up. Thanks, Robbie. 😊

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  33. I love your new grass, John. I suppose you need a broom rather than a rake for those leaves?

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    1. They gave us a special rake but I went out and got a lawn sweeper. Works beautifully. Thanks, Jaye.

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      1. It must be wonderful not to cope with all the weeds and mowing!

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      2. The idea of that eventuality has me thrilled. On top of everything else I had a bad infestation of nutsedge. To control it I had to use a special product which turned the lawn yellow. Plus it could only be used every six months. The nutsedge was back after one month. I know this is too much information, but since I have PLTD (Post lawn trauma disorder) it helps to talk about it. Thanks for listening doc. 😁

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      3. Wonderful way of solving that problem, John. Was it expensive?

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  34. The new turf and yard look pretty great, John! I’m glad the girls approve. Now about those fallen leaves… πŸ˜‚

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    1. Yes. One challenge after another. Got glue? 😁

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  35. Your yard looks lovely, John. This seems like the perfect solution to lots of problems!

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    1. Thank you, Debbie. I think so too. 😁

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  36. Your backyard looks beautiful, John, and relaxing in the sun sounds perfect. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Lauren. Twiggy knows. 😁

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  37. The girls are so cute, and I love your backyard! Sometimes I wish my cats had opposable thumbs so they could feed themselves, but that would probably go south pretty quick since a couple of them don’t know when to stop eating πŸ˜‰

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    1. Thank you, Marie. If cats had opposable thumbs they woulld rule the world.

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      1. Yeah, my cats pretty much rule us already. It would be horrors if they had thumbs πŸ˜‰

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  38. So all I have to do is come back as a dog in my next life and I’m done with yardwork huh? Hmmmmm.

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    1. You are done with any kind of work.

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      1. This is a very good deal.

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      2. Yes. To be a dog in my house is second to heaven. Wait maybe it is heaven.

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      3. Hahaha!. Sounds like heaven.

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  39. Haha I love this

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    1. Always nice to know. Thanks for the comment. 😊

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  40. The artificial turf looks wonderful! I wonder how easy (or hard) it will be to rake. Good thing the girls are keeping an eye on things.

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    1. It is easy to rake. I have picked up leaves and it is a snap. Thanks, Jennie.

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      1. Good news!

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  41. The new turf looks great!

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    1. Thank you, Mark.

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  42. The Devil Unbound · ·

    Likely the most enjoyable story I’ve read today.

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    1. I’m so glad. Thank you for letting me know 😁

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  44. Love these adorable Lucy and Twiggy posts!
    So, how do you get all those leaves off?
    If it’s fake grass, could you not just vacuum it?

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    1. We bought a lawn sweeper. 😁

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  45. Set the vacuum to High Pile!

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    1. Hahaha. We have a lawn sweeper for the leaves. Works quire well. 😁

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      1. Good! Can Lucy and Twiggy handle that?

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      2. Yes. They run out of the way. 😁

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      3. πŸ˜€ lol

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