In the beginning…

8:00 a.m.  In the beginning, the back part of our property was full of cars.  For years, we allowed customers of a nearby hair salon to park there.  But, after a number of fence poles were bent, the storage shed’s door was hit, and our lemon tree was killed in a hit-and-run,  we’d had enough.  Today, the parking lot is empty.   But, what now?  What do we do with all this space so that it’s not a barren wasteland of concrete?  A conversation is in order.

Barren Wasteland of Concrete

Barren Wasteland of Concrete

5:30 p.m. – our usual time to sit down together and catch up has arrived - the perfect opportunity for our discussion.  It’s taken only a little time, and a middling amount of wine, to come up with what we’ve decided is the perfect solution.  GARDEN BEDS!!  Yes, that’s it – GARDEN BEDS!  We’ll grow our own food – and it will be real food, grown organically with no chemicals – just like Sandy used to do it in the 1970′s.  Yeah!  That’s it!  Randy’s on board as long as there’s the promise of mid-western sweet corn growing in there somewhere.

So, now we know what we want to do, but, how do we do it?  We don’t want to tear out a zillion yards of concrete – that would be much too hard.  With a bit of further discussion, (and, a little more wine) we decided to build RAISED GARDEN BEDS!  Of course, neither of us have ever built anything before, but how hard can it be, right?  Where there’s a will, there’s a way and we’re both smart, hard-working adults – we can figure this out – just not tonight.  It’s dinnertime and we’re hungry.  At least we have an idea – that’s enough for now.


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