Thursday, April 21, 2011

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Rain, Rain, Go Away

April showers bring May flowers, but this is ridiculous - it's bringing more weeds than anything else, it seems.  We have had very few sunny days in the month of April, and on what days were nice, I wasn't able to get out into the gardens. 

G is going to try to mow and reseed the shady front lawn today if the rain holds off long enough. 

Friday, April 15, 2011

Hell No, We Ain't Gonna Mow - Veggie Gardens and Landscape Timbers

Last night G found literature at the local Home Depot that says that we should not be using pressure treated lumber anywhere near food (it's treated with a copper compound that can leach out), so there goes our primary idea for the vegetable garden terraces.  Plan B is installation of those heavy concrete blocks like our neighbor used - cheaper, yes, but also more work.

Here's the area that we're going to be working on  all staked out.  It's about a 30-45 degree slope that is a pain in the rear to mow.