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  ok, so i used to have a huge fenced in area of raised gardens east of our garage..but when Joel moved out here we gave him that area and some woods area for his house..so we lost all of our raised beds.

well when i put those in, i did it with a round point shovel by hand..one shovelful at a time and it took me a long time..i had a lot of raised beds, double dug and framed in as well as fenced with gates arbors etc..it was a nice garden....well i wanted one like it again..now.

so i had made plans to double dig and frame and fence in a new garden..about a 50 x 50 area..and i can tell you i'm not looking forward to all the work involved..and then i realized..

WE HAVE A TRACTOR !!!

duh..where is my brain..we not only have a tractor with a bucket (and a son that can run it) but we also have a whole lot of dirt that was dug out of that pond enlargement last summer still in piles all ove rthe place, some of it with algae and seaweed in it and pond muck

we also have a huge compost pile and we can get manure and sawdust and stuff..

so WHY am I thinking that I have to dig this thing with a stinking round point shovel all by myself?
 
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Habit...  the way it has been done before.
 
Brenda Groth
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yeah you are pro bably right..also ...i personally haven't tried to drive the tractor yet..so it also requires me to count on a man person..which i'm not in the habit of doing
 
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See, two habits needed shed for you to see the light.

Someday I too will have a man person around the house to count on.  I have not seen him since the wedding... but we talk on the phone everyday.

 
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Driving the tractor is not the problem. Letting my better half know I can start and run any of the tractorlike objects around here means that that talent turns into WORK.

I'd rather let him do the sitting on those things and just go get various fluids and such that they need to operate and let him run them. So for now I ask him and wait on his schedule. Things mein Fadder learned me up on many a year ago back on the farm. Heh.
 
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