May 9, 2005
My wife likes to garden and since she was out of town this weekend I decided to surprise her with a new flower bed for Mothers Day. Saturday morning I grabbed a shovel and headed out back.
One of my more basic flaws is that I never come up with a plan to work from. I just start projects and hope for the best. I had no plan for this. All I was going to try to accomplish was to square up an area of ground in the back yard and fill it with dirt.
As I arranged the edging on the ground, I noticed it looked a lot like the symbol on a New Mexico state flag. I kinda liked that. I kept piddling around with things; kept driving back and forth to town to get stuff, and this is what I ended up with.
I loaded each one of the sections with 40 lbs of organic humus, (thats manure to you and me) and 80 lbs of topsoil. If Karen cant grow something in that, it cant be grown.
And I suppose when you get right down to it, nothing really says Happy Mothers Day any better than 500 lbs of poop and dirt.