Hooray!! It's finally springtime in Montana.
We have resumed clean up work at the Jenks Mansion. My gardener Steve has miraculously spent days and days cleaning up the yard. Not certain the 50 years of neglect could be ever reversed, Steve managed to prove me wrong.
Day in and day out he tirelessly kept at it. He filled a 30 yard dumpster with .... well.... I don't actually know .... Steve trimmed the hundreds of feet of hedges and trimmed and pruned the bushes. To my astonishment, He managed to find the old stone pathway that leads one from the front of the house to the back. It is really lovely, and care must have gone into its creation many years ago. There are bulbs peaking out all around the path. It must have been glorious it its day. I hope they bloom this year, but just to see they are alive and well at this point will suffice.
Kelly Parks is the Mansion Girl, restoring historic homes in Great Falls, Montana. Some girls collect shoes, Kelly collects historic Mansions.
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