Armed with a pick ax, a pitch fork and
a wheelbarrow, I have started working
at clearing the cactus that has it's intentions on taking over
I have spent many hours and many days,
whacking, and placing the cactus into a wheelbarrow
and clearing the land,
I am carrying it out to the edge of our property
with the hopes of much of it dying out on top of
itself. This pile will be easier to kill out than with
it spread across the acreage.
I do appreciate the natural beauty of the landscape,
and I do not want to hire someone to just plow over
the cactus or the other natural plants that live here.
My plan is to leave only a few of the large cactus
because in late spring they are covered in beautiful
I am creating a natural "dry garden"
A place to walk along paths and to enjoy
the beauty of the landscape,
without running into too much harshness from
And with a new uncertain year approaching,
I am hoping........ we can all not have" harshness or thorns"
to run into on life's path
My prayer for you as this year ends,
is that you will not look back, but that
you will have much good and happy times to look
forward to in the new year to come .