It’s time (probably way past time) for Mrs. Knightly to update you (all 6 of her faithful readers) on her Urban(ite) Farm. Did you know that when searching craigslist.org for free piles of concrete chunks, you get more results if you also type in “Urbanite”. Fancy.
All winter long, I had this idea for the front yard, and it kept growing and growing until late February when I just couldn’t stand it anymore. The first stop was Lowes for a big roll of water permeable weed blocker $39.00, 5 cedar trellis’ $50.00. Then on to craigslist for two tons of concrete, rock and bricks – Free, what appeared to be 7 square yards of wood chips from a local tree company – Free, culminating in the purchase of $204.00 of four-way soil from Mt. Scott Fuel. For un-gardners, that is 5 square yards of dirt. The dirt part of the program is where it comes in handy to have a strapping young son because what he did in two and a half hours would have taken me at least a week and would have been accompanied by copious amounts of tears interspersed with words not fit for polite company.
Here’s what I did.
Now, if they could just turn Spring on a littler harder so my seeds will sprout!
From The Garden,