It was a great long weekend at sanctuary. The school was closed on Friday. I had driven down the night before and enjoyed an easy day. I got out in the yard and did a bit of weeding then treated myself to a trip to the store for some black-eyed suzies to plant in clumps with the day lilies.
Most of the weekend was about the yard. Saturday found me sitting on that crate up there waging war on the weeds. Its hard to tell, but I pulled 5 large storage tubs of weeds. We turned on the surround sound in the shop and took turns picking CDs. Makes the work time go faster. Randy got down on his hands and knees and trimmed the vinca with his nippers. Looks great doesn't it?
Sunday was spent coming up for the big stuff that I needed to move down. I am officially living out of WalMart "green" bags now. Cool beans. When we got home, I got a surprise!
Mom and Ron brought it... but Randy bought it for me. Do you recognize it? That's all I saw of it for a time. Randy BBQed a couple of Cornish Game Hens and they joined us for supper. By the time they left, it was too late to figure out the mystery box. So we tackled that together Monday afternoon.
Do you have a clue what it is yet?
It had 34 pages of instructions and a bunch of bits and pieces. It took us about two hours to assemble it, reminding me of all the bleary hours spent on Christmas Eve trying to put together toys for my kids.
There it is... my composter! It's the kind that you put stuff in, then turn once a day. In 4 to 12 weeks, you have great compost! Randy is making a little patio for it to stand on out of old bricks. I am very excited to see how well it works.
After the composter was finished, we sat around a bit, then BBQed sword fish again and split a baked potato. At that point it was time for me to hit the road back to Dumb Potter's Hell.
But there are only 4 work days in this week, then I will be back at home for a short 2 day weekend... before I begin my LAST week of work.
Right now "soon" seems to be moving in slow motion, but I have a feeling that the last week will go fast. Here's the count... 9 work days left. Two sanctuary days.
Okay... so any of you compost? If so, can you offer advice or make suggestions?