Sunday Projects

Sunday, 8 May 2011
I need a jig saw. I really do. I bought lattice to line the underneath part of the deck and the 2'x8' is one foot too short. I went back to get the 4'x8' sheets and asked the fine folks at Home Depot to cut 12" off. No dice. They aren't allowed to cut lattice because it has staples in it and they could shoot someone's eye out. Bummer! I'm confident the lattice is going to look very nice. I just need it to be the correct size. Now. :)

I also purchased a small blueberry bush. The reason? I've wanted one for two years but seriously became committed to the idea while reading The Blueberry Years by Jim Minick. I'm on chaper 16 of the memoir and it is excellent. Jim and his wife plant 1,000 blueberry bushes and start a pick-your-own organic blueberry farm in Virginia. So brave! So homestead-ish! Hopefully I'll get enough fruit from one bush this year to make a pie.

Part of my morning was also spent planting trees. My friend Larsen gave me four (!), three foot cyprus bushes. They will grow to be six feet tall and I'm planting them on the south side of my house as a sort of privacy screen. Two are looking a little frail but now that they're in the ground, they should spruce up in no time.

Hope you had a lovely Mother's Day!

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