Chore Theory

"... I've always been of the "little drops of water - little grains of sand" theory about chores.    
Do a little each day and there really aren't any big chores."  (Martha)

I subscribe to Martha's approach.
My husband, on the other hand, does HIS chores in BIG chunks.
 This afternoon, he remodeled this trellis --
fastening it to decking boards at the bottom
 and burying some spikes he fashioned beneath it.
 Maybe NOW the wind won't twist and uproot it!
He also adjusted the stepping stones and fastened
the rose bushes to the sides of the trellis.
 While admiring his accomplishment,
 I braved the cold
 to take pictures of a few of our favorite plants...
 How does YOUR garden grow these days?
Is it cold in YOUR "neck of the woods"?
What's YOUR "chore theory"?


  1. I subscribe to your theory as well, but with your husbands methods, you see big results! It looks great!

  2. I like the little at a time approach too, but sometimes, it's easier to wait and get all the tools out at once.

  3. Very pretty and I love your trellis. Think the boards will help keep that more stationary also.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

  4. Your husband did a great job. I think I also follow your methods with chores. I like to stay up on what needs to be done.

  5. My chore theory is, "Do as little as possible to survive and feel comfortable." (And hope Martha doesn't come calling.)

    It's kind of chilly in my neck of the woods too. I hope your hubby's fix on the arbor is a success. I have a tall ladder in my garden. It kept toppling until I sunk two 5 foot long rebar poles about two feet underground along side two of the ladder's legs. Then I wired the rebar to the ladder and voila. It stays upright.

    Pretty photos!

    1. Believe it or not, Grace, we did the rebar thing LAST year. Maybe should have done 4 instead of just 2..... At any rate, it still twisted with the wind.