The Australians have arrived! We welcomed them to town Saturday night and met up with everyone for family lunch after church on Sunday. I did not take pictures because I am lame-o. But everyone will be in town for a while so we will get some good family shots one of these days.
As promised, they have already come to my rescue on my dreams for a garden. I have been paralyzed as to where to start. I have collected a few containers, bought some potting soil and some random seed packets and that is all. And it all just keeps sitting because I don't even know where to start.
So in they came and we've already figured out that we can construct a small raised bed using a few leftover pallets out by our shed! I've googled some tutorials and found this one and this one.
They have also configured out a way I begin composting by using an outdoor trashcan we've already had and drilling some holes in it. We can set up a little composting stall using the same pallets by the shed. I am loving this because it's using things we already have! Patrick is thrilled because he was worried I would spend a lot of money on this project.
Finally, and this is the stinky part, we are considering using a no-dig gardening method so we won't tear up what little grass we have. This means we will have to have manure. So when I say stinky, I mean that literally. I have called my uncle with the amazing garden and he just happens to have a pile of manure just waiting for his own garden in the backyard which I am welcome to. Lovely!
So things are coming together! Tomorrow, after school, is a little work day on this project. I promise to take a few pictures of our progress!