Janine attacks the weeds!

Janine lutte contre les “mauvaises” herbes
Janine attacks the weeds

English version below the pictures

Mes jambes ne me portant plus, Janine a organisé elle-même une attaque des plantes sauvages envahisantes . Voici un reportage photographique qui va de Mars à Mai 2020.

My legs not bearing me , Janine , my wife , organizes the attack against the weeds .
Here is a report that goes from March to May 2020

A partir du mois de Mars pelouse et allées du jardin sont à tondre.

From Marsh the lawn and the paths of the garden have to be mowed .

Avril 2020: les laiterons maraichers sont exterminés à pleine brouette

April 2020; The common sowthistle have been ripped off off by full wheelbarrow

Il faut aussi désherber les joints des pavés dans la cour . avec un outil qu’ elle a acheté comportaant pointe métallique et brosse .( Mai 2020)

It is also necessary to weed the joints of the pavers in the yard. with a tool she bought (with metal tip and brush). May 2020

Et maintenant , fin Mai , le jardin a été béché et ensemencé . Nous avons fait appel à une aide de l’ extérieur
And now at the end of May the garden is tilled and sowed . We got a helpp coming from the outside.

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90 Responses to Janine attacks the weeds!

  1. A wonderful job Janine. Keeps one in good physical shape too! ❤️

  2. mrswrangler says:

    Glad you have help coming. Sorry your health continues to grow worse.

  3. Janine est tombée dans un chaudron d’énergie quand elle était petite ? Il y a une méthode douce contre les “mauvaises” herbes : 1- Les appeler des bonnes herbes. 2- Se laisser envahir !
    Prenez bien soin de vous deux !

    • Je suis d ‘accord , au lieu des appeler “mauvaises” herbes ( weeds) on devrait plutôt dire plantes sauvages . Elles sont le début d’un écosystème qui seraait probablement une forêt

  4. kaiori says:

    Bravo Janine!! C’est un gros travail. Je suis heureux que vous puissiez profiter du plein air et l’aider à prendre les photos. Prends soin de vous Michel, nous nous soucions de vous. (je m’excuse si le français est mauvais)

  5. puffpop says:

    Janine is a treasure for you. I know she feels it is a work of love. You are blessed. Always good to hear from you.

    Love,
    votre amie,
    Francoise

  6. kmaidy says:

    bonsoir Michel,
    comme toujours on ne peut qu’admirer le travail de Janine !
    Vous avez vraiment beaucoup de travail, heureusement que vous avez une aide de l’extérieur !
    Amitié !

  7. I’m so sorry to hear about your legs, and health, Michel 😦
    Bravo to Janine for her hard work against The Weeds! 🙂 They pop up in the strangest places sometimes! 🙂
    I’m so glad some outside help is on the way! Gardening is more fun when shared with others. 🙂
    ❤ and (((HUGS))) and prayers for you and Janine! 🙂

    PS…Our April showers brought May flowers…AND May weeds! 😉 🙂

  8. Pam says:

    I’m sorry to hear you are not able to help. She is doing a wonderful job! Great that you will get more help too.

  9. calmkate says:

    Janine is keeping fit but so glad that you have accepted help, it’s too much for one! Your love for each other and your property will keep you there as long as you are able.

    Glad you are still posting despite health challenges Michael, take care 🙂

  10. I’m sure the garden will be beautiful this year! Hope you feel better.

  11. blb1 says:

    Janine may you continue to be able to do this hard work. Michel I’m sorry your legs are a problem for you. I have done fairly well since my radio frequency spine work. I still have to toss pain pills some times but not too often. Weather can effect me some times.

  12. murisopsis says:

    Janine is so industrious! She has everything under control. I hope the garden is productive – perhaps the grandchildren will be available to lend a hand? So sorry to hear you are having difficulties with your legs. I will pray for a return of strength!

  13. in says:

    weeds are such a never-ending battle, yup

  14. Doug Thomas says:

    The saddest moment in my life was when I realized I was no longer physically able to garden in the way that produced meaningful results. I’m limited to houseplants. Anyway, best wishes for the best of gardens in 2020. Also, good luck keeping Janine from over working. A few weeds won’t hurt the garden, anf=d, in fact, they help keep the soil feasible, and, dead, add organic matter into the soil.

  15. cocosangel says:

    She is doing an excellent job. I think I would like to buy one of those tools, as we too have bricks and grass grows in between. It is a nuisance weeding it out.
    Have a lovely month of June

  16. LGail says:

    Good to see a post from you. Tell Janine that my husband’s grandmother had a brick sidewalk. She poured boiling water and destroyed the growth. It was easy. Also salt or soda does it says Mike.

  17. Lavinia Ross says:

    Janine is a hard worker, Michel! That looks like a good tool for cleaning between the pavers.

    Much love to you, Janine and the family, ❤
    Lavinia

  18. Wow… that’s a lot of hard work. But it’s rewarding at the end. Do take care.

  19. Julie says:

    Its good to hear that Janine and you are looking forward to enjoying your garden ,even if you cannot be active in the garden at the moment. It seems that we are over the worse now so its time to enjoy life , hopefully your family will be able to come and see you once again.

  20. Caro says:

    Maman est super roman..
    Ce temps est super agréable mais n empêche pas la pousse des mauvaises herbes. Un peu de pluie serait bienvenue .je vous souhaite une bonne journée et vous embrasse bien fort carole

  21. Caro says:

    Maman est super woman..
    Ce temps est super agréable mais n empêche pas la pousse des mauvaises herbes. Un peu de pluie serait bienvenue .je vous souhaite une bonne journée et vous embrasse bien fort carole

  22. Jean Baptiste says:

    A t elle des pouvoirs ? Quelle énergie ! Je vous embrasse

  23. Marion says:

    Janine is so hard working, as are you, Michel! 🙂 Weeds are never ending, rearing their collective heads on a regular basis. 😛

  24. Rachel says:

    Janine is a power worker herself! The gardener’s job never ends. I pray for you, my friend. 🌹

  25. i have never seen that tool! very clever 🙂
    i am glad you’re getting assistance for the garden – it will be of great help!
    janine is a true trooper!

    ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

    how fortunate for me to know you for 20 years! – you have shared your life and heart in every post. how curious we all are as humans, to want to hear about others' lives.
    you treat the 'everyday' routines as the wonderful moments of life.
    i have missed this perspective – like those of my parents' when they were in their 80s.

    i have found a wonderful book cover that you could compile all of your blog entries – the title reads, "life is made of small moments like this"
    thanks for letting me see and be a part of your life

  26. Love Janine’s new weed tool. I think I’ll need a bulldozer to get rid of mine. Because of medical issues, John not able to help much. June 22 he’ll have his first cataract removed. I’ve been trying to keep up with raking, watering and endless weed pulling. Our yardman never showed up this spring. He’s waiting until the COVID-19 virus is gone (which may be never). So after June 22, mowing the lawn will be added to my list. The old saying of: A woman’s work is never done is so true in this day and age.

    Wishing both of you a contented summer. I’m waiting to hear about your family gatherings. They always look like they are so fun. Enjoy your weekend my dear friend. Love Marilyn ❤

  27. Isabel Capillas says:

    Hello Uncle Michel😃 So glad to see you post again because I am always happy to read them. Keep safe and healthy always, take care too❤️

  28. Thinking of you and your family today, Michel.
    I just wanted to stop by with some ❤ and prayers and (((HUGS))) 🙂

    • Thanks Carolyn for your wishes very appropriate because I am not too well since last Sunday ❤

      • Oh, no! I’m so sorry to hear this, Michel!

        I had you on my mind for days and thought I better get on your WP site today and check on how you are doing.

        You know you can count on my prayers. I hope you feel better soon.
        (((HUGS)))

  29. bernard25 says:

    Bonjour Michel to épouse à le cœur au travail
    Que le soleil soit rayonnant ou qu’il pleuve

    Le jour nous invite à sourire à s’émerveiller
    Prenons le temps respirer

    Prenons aussi du temps pour nous
    Arrêtons -nous quelques instants pour mieux repartir

    Je vous offre ces quelques mots de douceur avec gratitude
    De bonne humeur en éclats d’énergie , telles des pépites de vie

    Que leurs bienfaits rejaillissent sur vous
    Belle journée à tous et à votre famille

    Prenez soin de vous Bisous
    Bernard

  30. springfugue says:

    Salut Michel! Comment vas-tu? Je suis heureuse de savoir que tu blogue toujours.
    Je viens de demenager à wordpress finalement et j’ai pensé à ton blog qui est aussi sur wordpress.
    J’espere que tout va bien pour toi et ta famille.
    Rio

  31. Cik Tee says:

    My goodness Janine is so hardworking to do all that work. I know you are a hard worker too Michel. Years of tending to your garden, it truly shows but alas these weeds always like to sprout when you dont want them. This is something i never got to do when i was young having lived in a water village. My parents did most of the gardening when we moved to land. And i can see all their hard work paid off from the fruits of their labour.

    Stay safe and well Michel and Janine.

  32. Barbara Lenhard says:

    It looks like you have your lovely wife, Janine very well trained. 😊. She does a very good job. Hope you are doing better Michel. I think of you and pray for your health Barbara 💕💕

  33. Zakiah says:

    Dear Janine, what a trooper she is! It is not easy to weed a small garden, and you have such a huge one. I am sure she gets very tired after weeding. I love that brush she uses to weed the drive way and the pavements. How clever.

  34. I was just out weeding my flower beds, wondering how to keep them from growing back along the outside of border. That tool looks like ti might help. I sure do admire Janine’s strength and endurance! ❤

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