Trellis gifted by my wonderful neighbors:
They ventured off to meet their first-born Grandson and upon their return from Arkansas they brought me one very sweet item. (No! Not the baby, darn it!) Their son-in law has crafted trellises to use in the garden to support pole climbers. This gives me a great idea for pole beans and cucumbers in my limited growing area.
I love the rustic nature of Dave’s work. He gathers wood from his land to use in the construction.I’m seriously considering hiring him to build my dream compost boxing unit. Here’s what I use now, an old firewood stack unit. Each Spring the chicken wire has to be removed to dig out the compost. As you can see, it is also difficult to turn the compost, thus slowing down the process.
Check out my bricks. I was planning on building a small sidewalk into the walk-up to the compost this past year. A nine-month bout with pneumonia sidelined that project, but now I’m thankful that work didn’t make it off paper to ground. Those bricks will be used, hopefully, during construction of the new composting area. I have twice as many bricks as you see here. Brick work isn’t difficult if you have someone to carry the sand bags to the work area. I actually enjoy setting brick.
Over in the N.E. corner of the backyard I noticed my clematis vine is setting out leaves. This plant is stunning when it’s in bloom. We’ll visit her again in early summer to cherish her beauty.
Gilbert Grape darted out the back doors and into the garden, determined not to miss a thing he went “incognito-mode,” slyly slinking about in hopes that no one would recognize he had escaped the confines of his indoor comfort zone. We rarely let this little guy out. I am just too afraid that he will be kidnapped. Yes, I think he’s priceless and irreplaceable AND everyone would want him. He’s a part of me that can’t get lost, As he is as valuable as Princess Hannah, and simply as entertaining.