In Elle’s little world the sun would shine all the time if it weren’t for that dark gray cloud hanging around all the time. The sunshine around this place comes in the form of a little 2 1/2′ tall entertainment unit. I could be in a big funk and walk out of my office to find my child once again in his diaper. Or hear the clomp clomp of his new rubber boots on the hardwoods while he begs for me to put his garden gloves on. Yes, my child is walking around in his PJ’s, rubber boots and garden gloves. And I have yet to take a photo. Hold on, lemme go do that real quick.
So the day turned out to be not so bad yesterday. The sun actually came out and the boy and I headed outside. I got a start on putting in my vegetable garden. And the best part! I found free compost!!! And it’s even in my own yard. Dane the dumbass previous homeowner had fashioned some kind of “compost bin” on the side of our house. It was mostly a wire cage that he dumped grass clippings into. When we moved in it was about 4′ tall. It has shrunk to around 3ish feet tall, but mostly covered in Sweet Potato Vine. Foul stuff, but a great nitrogen fixer. Anyway… I cut the wire off and pulled out the vine and underneath it all was nice compost. Not really black good stuff, but good enough for government work. I can mix that with the gigantic mound of dirt on the other side of the house and have decent garden soil for nothing!!! I will know only have to buy soil for the second raised bed. Woo Hoo!!! I also raided my potting shed and found that I had more vegetable seeds than originally anticipated. So I will only have to buy a few. That is of course if they will actually germinate and such.
I have to say there is something so satisfying about growing your own vegetables. I may grow more zucchini than our family could possibly eat, but just seeing it grow brings a smile to my face. My tune may change latter in the summer as I start to battle insects and diseases. I made the pledge to switch my garden (whole yard) to 100% organic when the boy came home. Chemicals and kids scare me. This means the Mirac!e Gr0w, and W33d B G0ne is just that… gone. I have successfully managed my roses chemical free for 3 years now, but our source of fertilizer (the fish tank) is gone. So we’ll see how this goes.
The sun is shining once again today! So I am off to play in the dirt.