My dogs have created a dog paradise, a playground out of the yard just outside my back door which isn’t actually in back, but on the side. It opens from the laundry room and kitchen. There was a pretty lawn out there when I moved here, but then, you know, BEAR. Akbash dogs are major diggers. They are large, their feet immense, and they are passionate about holes. I suppose when they’re working dogs they need holes to sleep in, hide in, or just dig. Lots of canids dig holes, and Akbash dogs are a primitive breed, thousands of years old without any non-digging designer dog DNA contributions.
Some of the holes she’s dug are major feets (ha ha) of dog engineering. A couple of them are the result of Bear’s lifetime of effort.
This means my house is ALWAYS dirty. I have to seriously (and hopelessly) clean the kitchen and living room daily because of the dust. One of the things I like about snow (shall I count the ways?) is that the dust is allowed to relax for a while.
Since it appears I’m going to have a lot of distraction-less time for the nonce (love that word) I’m going to try to contend with this. I haven’t figured out a solution other than a plentitude of fences. It’s a small space, I don’t know.
Bear and Teddy have a kind of a “track” they run around a flower bed and my patio table and chairs (which are covered with a tarp). I’m thinking of making it into a legit track along the lines of one of the trails at the refuge.
And then fencing around the part I’d like for me and planting grass there (again). It might keep down the dust. As it is, I can’t even use my yard.
I have a couple of raised beds I’m also planning to “raze” since (basically) I don’t enjoy gardening all that much and the growing season is so short.
I’d love to hear anyone’s ideas. I don’t have money, but I do have time and slightly more than a modicum of physical strength.
In honor of St. Paddy’s Day, I give you The Pogues