Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Doo-da, Doo-da

The Campptown ladies sing this song,
Doo-da, Doo-da
The Camptown racetrack's five miles long
Oh, de doo-da day

Goin' to run all night
Goin' to run all day
I bet my money on a bob-tailed nag
Somebody bet on the gray

Okay, I had that song running through my head and just had to get it out. I feel so much better now.

This morning was rainy. Then it cleared off. I went to Lowe's and got all that stuff to put on my lawn; weed and feed, weed control and fertilizer, etc. Our lawn has more weeds this year than last, especially in some spots. One of those pesky weeds is chickweed but I'm not sure what the other 2 are. I'll have to take a picture and post them on here and let my smart blogger friends tell me! I have to say I did not notice much in the way of dandelions. I must have concentrated on them more last year!! We do have lots of the wild onions too.

So the first order of business was to mow the lawn, which I did this afternoon.

Tomorrow is supposed to be in the low 60's and partly sunny. Then we'll have more rain. Seems we have been getting lots of rain lately. But we may have a drought later on, so I guess it might be a good thing. I'm not complaining.

I hope no one got fooled on this April Fool's Day!


Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

I'm no April Fool!

I'll be going to the gardens tomorrow to get another look at all those tulips before we head out. They planted about 100,000 daffodils and 100,000 tulips at these gardens. It's really beautiful.

We still have no landscaping, so all my hubby does is spray the weeds as they come up. The rest is just rocks and red dirt. Pretty easy maintenance.

3:09 PM  
Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

Rabbit, Rabbit!!

Good luck in April!

3:10 PM  
Blogger Lucy Stern said...

Here in Houston, we had to put our weed and feed down by the end of Febuary or it would be too late. Our grass is nice and green and the weeds, for the most part, are gone in the front yard. The back yard is a different story and it is going to require a lot more work.

Now I have that song running around in my brain!!! It also made me think of "Oh Suzanna".....

7:16 AM  
Blogger Adi said...

Hi Rachel, how is Gooseberry? You seem to be doing well, and have survived April 1. Not much foolin' this year, that's the news I heard.
Just to report, our bradford pears bloomed about a month ago and now have all their leaves. The cypress tree is slow every year, it is just starting to green.
I think your song is a little different than the one we sang in Nebraska.
Then too, we had the song, "John Browns Body Goes A'moldrin in the Grave" (as we go marchin' on).

12:51 PM  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Luckily, no one pulled any April Fool's Jokes on me....! I am not a Big April Fool's Day lover....In fact, it is probably my least favorite holiday of all....!

You've got your work cut out for you, dear Rachel.....The lawn sounds like it is ready for your fine hand...! Much Good Luck, with it all, my dear!

4:16 PM  
Blogger Ralph said...

Thanks Rachel - now I have that song stuck in my head. We were 60 today, calling for snow tomorrow.

8:25 PM  
Blogger Miki said...

Ny daughter, who is 6, really got on the April Fool's bandwagon. She began when she woke up, and it was VERY old by the time she went to school, about an hour . I know what you mean by a song running thru your hrad.When I was pregnant with my oldest, I had a song: "Me 'n Julio, down by the school yard." (Paul Simon) I couldn't get my head clear for about a month, so I sang it outloud whenever I could, otherwise I just hummed it, eventually it went away. When my son was about 6 months old, it came on the radio, he started bopping in his car seat. It was amazing, I think he recognized the words and tune!

3:17 AM  
Blogger possum said...

Hey Rachel, Loved your quote about Life. It is so true - it is all about how we react, isn't it?
And my reaction to your post is to sing Doo-Da for the rest of this day. Geeeeez!

7:22 AM  
Blogger Granny Annie said...

Great -- now the Camptown Racetrack is stuck in my head. Thanks Rachel.

It is my calling in life to trick someone on April Fool's Day. In a way, I am the queen of April 1st. This year I got my sister and my son. My greatest fear is someday it will all come back to haunt me.

5:52 AM  
Blogger The Blogger Formerly Known as Scarlet... said...

My son put some red ink on his arm and smudged it, and cried that he got hurt. Then he smiled and said, "April Fools!" He really got me.

I hope the rain goes away and you get some sun this weekend!

9:22 AM  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Thank you dear Rachel for your very sweet and understanding comment on my post...! It means a lot to me...Believe me, my dear.

How is that darling little cat, Gooseberry doing? I hope he is better, Rachel....!

11:24 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

That pesky vine with the pretty little blue flowers is taking over my flower beds. It wouldn't be so bad if it didn't kill the plants, but it tries to smother them out.
I've pulled it out but made the mistake of throwing it in the grass and now it's trying to take over our grass.
It'll grow close to the ground or as tall as any flower.

5:21 AM  

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