Sunday, May 10, 2015
bizzy buzz buzz, or return of Blue Cedar House
in which our plucky heroine appreciates the amazing efforts of her Blue Cedar House pals; the Acorn Cottage environs had a whole assortment of useful improvements this weekend, in addition to the regular maintenance of weeding out morning glory and campanula and mowing the backyard lawn...
Various salvaged materials, one of the parking strip boxes, and some venerable salvaged fence boards, were recombined to make a new raised bed in the middle of the mulched area in the backyard. Mighty Mindy filled the new raised garden bed and replanted ALL the strawberries... the ones from my Mud Bay friends (Bill and Cathy and Jen), and the ones from Julia. Still need to drape it with netting, after adding some stakes padded at the top, to keep away marauding squirrels. I am determined to get at least a few homegrown berries this year, and eventually dream of homegrown strawberry-rhubarb goodness
fridge plinth now has a drawer, (thank you Mr. Robertson) which is a useful place to store rarely used kitchen tools and equipment, like the turkey roasting pan, and the apple peeler gizmo. This is a very gradual project, initially begun in January, and not quite finished yet. There still needs to be some sort of wood finish, probably either black paint or stain on the case, and another layer of plywood on the top to overhang the drawer would also be a help
The salad table, now dense with tasty greenery, has been moved out of the direct southern sun exposure to the more shady side of the front porch.