Friday, May 28, 2010

The Best Weekend Ever, Part 1

This is the morning of the first day of the best weekend ever. It's my birthday weekend, Michele will be home soon, and, well, what more do I need for this to qualify as the best weekend ever?

Actually the bestness of it started earlier in the week. As I mentioned yesterday, I've been aggressively gardening so that I don't worry so much about my dad. Well, ever since I started my veggie gardening last year, I've wanted to do Square Foot Gardening this year. So I bought my lumber and built my boxes on Wednesday evening. Very fun - I love building things! Then, yesterday evening, I placed them where I wanted them in the yard, layed weed cloth along the rows, and mulched with 100% recycled tire mulch (pretty cool, huh?). I also got all the stuff to make the potting mix to go in the boxes: 1/3 vermiculite, 1/3 peat moss, and 1/3 compost (don't ask me why I didn't use the lovely compost I've been cooking since last year. It's very sore subject!) Today, I plan to mix up the mix, fill the boxes, add the distinctive Square Foot Gardening grid, and plant away! I'll let you know later what all I plan to grow this year. I will give you one hint: carrots...and they are not all orange!
The bestness didn't consign itself only to the garden, either! I came home today to find that my tree had been yarn bombed by my good friend and crocheting vigilante, Karen! What a colorful birthday treat!!


Yarn Bombing is a type of graffiti or street art that employs colorful displays of knitted or crocheted cloth rather than paint or chalk. The practice is believed to have originated in the U.S. with Texas knitters trying to find a creative way to use their leftover and unfinished knitting projects, but has since spread worldwide. While other forms of graffiti may be expressive, decorative, territorial, socio-political commentary, advertising or vandalism, yarn bombing is almost exclusively about beautification and creativity.


  1. Where, oh where do you get the energy! Work all day and then garden too? I'm looking forward to seeing/reading more about the square foot garden. If it was a square foot up at table height even I might consider growing stuff. It's that getting down to ground level that just doesn't work with arthritic hips!

    Okay, how many colors do carrots come in?

    Take care.

  2. I saw those great boxes as I was doing recon with Brady...they look great...adn I can;t wait to see your veggies in thier glory...

  3. neat garden boxes! and i didn't know carrots came in colors other than orange. did you ever make your carrot ice cream? :)



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