Tuesday, November 19, 2013
A gift of weather, a completed garden bed, and saying goodbye to the teens.
It's amazing just how much work making this new big garden bed has been. On the other hand, everything in it is waste, so the work is really the only cost. Most of the work would have needed to be done in some form or another anyhow. Raking the leaves from the drainage ditches, totally needed. Dragging them up the hill was a bit more work than normal, but not much to be honest. The wood pile of rotting wood was becoming something of a problem anyway with critters living in it, that needed to be moved, and at least it's being used for something! Rabbit poop and waste hay obviously need to be cleaned up every six months or so, so having a garden to put them on is wonderful! Without the garden cart, doing this with buckets would be a real chore of course, but the garden cart makes this task very doable. It also reminded me, if you're going to own a home, much less homestead, own an iron rake. I've been using that extensively for much of this process. It is a very different tool than a traditional leaf rake. You can really move things around with it, pick things up, and move them around. It's a really helpful tool I'd never encountered before I had it specifically recommended to me for clearing the driveway. So, as you all can see, the Lady of the House got some photos of me finishing up that garden bed. It's now a big pile of stuff. In the spring, we'll see how it works out. Now that it's done, if I have time after building a new rabbit hutch I'll get a second one started.