Monday, January 4, 2010

The New Year

Happy New Years everyone! I trust you all had a fun and safe time while celebrating. Although I've never been one to make New Years resolutions, the beginning of the year is a good time to take stock of different projects or goals I wish to accomplish in the next 12 months. Here is my list for garden/home related projects for this coming year. I have no doubt that more will be added, and a few dropped, before the year is out.

1) Install front yard garden
-building raised beds
-planting strawberry patches in front planters
-picking a cover for the ground instead of grass, perhaps bark
2) Practice the art of worm composting
3) Clean up out building #2 for use as canned goods storage and seed starting center
4) Finish decorating and weather stripping the hookah room
5) Research and install a rain barrel if possible
6) Replace the section of privacy fence that blew down in the last big storm
-This includes learning how to build a fence
7) Rebuild chicken coop roof, perhaps with a living roof
8) Rehab the poor overgrown corner garden
9) Turn the old metal bath tub into a pond (Jeff’s pet project)
10) Build bench seating around the second back patio
11) Battle the snails for dominance in the front yard
12) Find a local shelter or food bank that accepts fresh produce
13) Start a food and seedling swap group with other gardeners I know

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