We were looking at the space in the yard and an adjustment to the land was needed. We have some nice raspberry plants. Why not extend the garden growing area? Laid out an arc to increase the planting space. Rented a tiller and gave the soil a mix.
Came across a good article: Garden Box Plan from Pioneer Woman Built some garden boxes and we moved some Hostas into place for the border. Started some seeds around the time of construction.
I ripped the satellite dish out of the garden area. We have not had paid TV for the past 18 months and we really don’t miss it. There are about 20 channels available over the air where I live so there is enough to watch and realize that the TV needs to be turned off. The only channel that does not come in strong is 2 (CBS), they show the Masters on the internet so the TV is really not needed. Full DTV transition takes place on June 12th so the CBS signal becomes stronger. Remind me on Black Friday to get an HDTV set and Apple Mac Mini for next winter’s viewing, all served through the inner web tubes. The neighbor got a laugh when he saw the satellite dish put out the curb.
The rain barrel is from the county. Cook county water district sells barrels once a month over in Skokie. I picked up two, put one by the new garden and the other on front corner of the house behind a bush. From Zappa: You look pretty sharp in those clothes, except when you get sprayed by a hose….