I am attempting to clear some land (only 1/5 of an acre or so) of brambles and sunchokes, and plant it to willow instead (for biomass and basketry). It may not be a large amount of land, but with only a pair of secateurs and a spade it looks like it will be hard work! On ground that is rather soggy and muddy as well.
I'm also going to a ceramics craft course (inlay ceramic tiles). And going to my dads house to cut down and chip a conifer hedge that has died (woo, wood chip! Desperately needed in my 'mini forest garden').
So I hope the weather holds!
What are you doing this weekend? Permie-project or otherwise?
We're having some friends over for a blueberry pancake dinner. I've got a new Alton Brown recipe that I've been wanting to try out
Also on the agenda: clean mold out of my house, repair our broken collapsable gazebo, and read some books about getting rich and taking over the world. You know, the usual.
"There is nothing, Sir, too little for so little a creature as man. It is by studying little things that we attain the great art of having as little misery and as much happiness as possible." - Samuel Johnson
Permie-project wise I'm going to be harvesting wood for fence posts and raised beds. I'm trying to Proenekke it, using a bow saw, hatchet and rope. It's not very efficient in terms of time, but a secondary objective is to lose weight.
Plus, it beats the hell out of both listening to the chainsaw and picking things up and putting them down in the gym.
Otherwise I'm fixing a computer for a lady, making a big batch of stir fry for the week and hopefully finding a little time to play Fallout 4.
It's possible that I'll get these things done by the end of this week. My weekends are actually midweek.
Move more mulch into some of the areas I've let get thin.
Move some soil and rocks to extend a garden bed.
Weed grass from around the apple tree.
Weed eat the front yard.
If the soil dries out enough, hill up the potatoes.
Help dye confetti eggs for Easter.
So far I have sorted out the shed (had to- the chipper was right at the back and you couldn't get in the door!). And have grouted half of the bathroom (ran out of grout). And planted some blackberries, and a quince tree. Now to go cut down and chip my Dad's tree!
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