Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The Lost Lawn part deux
Remember last fall we got someone to help us with one raised bed?
Well spring is here and Jamie and I planted in that bed.
OH MY WORD!!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my raised bed.
So I had to get some more before the real planting season began.
So I commandeered my father to come and help me build them.
I really wanted the entire lawn filled, ( had enough wood for at least 2 more) but I can't afford anymore dirt right now. That stuff is expensive! Phew!
I paid $120 for a load of mink composted dirt.
At least mink are good for one thing. Their carcasses make excellent planting soil!
The soil might be rich and fertile, but it's kinda creepy. Look what I keep finding in it. Mink jawbones, pelvic bones, leg bones and ribs. Ick.
One load filled two beds. I might have enough for a third bed if it's not too big.
But it had started to rain, so I let me "help" go home.
So my lost lawn is slowly becoming more lost.
Soon I'll have veggies and less gas used to mow the lawn.
It's a win/win situation. Well not completely...Jamie loves moving the lawn.
He's not impressed. But he did love helping me plant in the new bed.
My only issue is that the cats love the beds also, and I don't need the extra manure ( if you know what I mean). Plus the chickens are no help.
So what to do.
Well Dave the hubby might not be able to use his brawn at the moment, but he's still using his brain. Here was his idea...
Jamie's old trampoline is just sitting there rotting away, so I took the netting off the darn thing and put it on the bed that was planted. It's got enough holes in it to let sun and rain go through, but annoying enough so the cats and chickens will leave it alone! Muahahahahaha!
I also have enough for two beds. It's also black so it'll retain the heat.
Necessity is the mother of invention!
Have a Blessed evening