Monday, July 6, 2009

You know you're a real gardener if ...


you duct tape your gloves.
Also known by it's unofficial moniker - Duck Tape.
I got hip to this when I saw that a fellow gardener in my neighborhood had duct taped her gardening shoes. They were awesome. I couldn't wait to bust a hole in something so I could try it out. I swear it's better than a new pair.
Try it, Luke, come to the duct side. Ahem.

Did I mention that I loaded and unloaded a yard of playground mulch yesterday?
Did I mention that I loaded and unloaded a 1/2 yard of Sylvan Formula tree mulch yesterday?
Well, that's not exactly true. I stood by looking official while the lovely manboys at The Natural Gardener loaded it, but I did lay the tarp down and then cover it all up and put some more tarp on top and then put some heavy bricks on top of that. I felt like I loaded it and I sure as hell unloaded it.
Did I also mention that a yard of playground mulch doesn't cover *%&$?
I swear I stood in the back of our truck for HOURS unloading and all it came out to was this:

I mean, it's just nothing.
I was forced to go eat Mexican food and drink margaritas to recover from the disappointment.

3 comments:

  1. You're my kinda gardener! I scrolled down and knew who you were when I hit the mermaid painting on the garage...we're in the same hood! Thanks for visiting my site, swing by sometime! Happy Gardening!

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  2. Hi Holts!
    Thx for stopping by Aurora. I'm big on wabi-sabi too; love what you've done with your house/garden. Everything's dried to a crisp here!

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  3. OOoo, hello ladies! I love YOUR blogs so thanks for playing over here.

    YES, Cheryl, we are in the same hood and I'm a great admirer of your work too.

    Thanks, Libby! We're scorched too. Whinewhine.

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