Weekending


This weekend was...

The completion of our biggest outdoor task: turning the compost (Thank you Steve!). We have a four-bin system, but we are lazy composters. We just throw everything in there; carbon/nitrogen ratios be damned. Plus, we haven't turned it in two years (we blame Silas) so it has taken a very long time to all break down. We did find, though, enough finished compost in there to fill up some flower beds and we destroyed the home of only one small creature (who was kindly enough to stick his head out and say, "hello"). Success.

It was the first time that we tried to do yard work with Silas in tow. While Steve worked the bins, I cleared our raised beds (a task that I should have done last fall, but didn't -- again, I blame Silas), and the little guy had a blast crawling around the yard, chewing on sticks, and splashing in a big bowl of water that I gave him. He lasted for a full two hours. Mama only worried a little bit about him stumbling onto a nest of vipers or some other suburban yard threat.

Linking up with Amanda at The Habit of Being.

10 comments:

  1. Great weekend. We too are "lazy composters" It breaks down eventually. I keep joking with my neighbor about writing a book on willy-nilly gardening...It can be done:)

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  2. Sounds like a lovely weekend. We had thunderstorms all weekend, so I didn't even get outside to start the yard work.

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  3. we had our first gardening weekend with P as well. Different game, isn't it? P.S.- we are lazy composters too!!

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  4. awwwww that little silas! what a sweet baby boy you have~

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  5. love that photo! so sweet. and yes, once the baby comes along yard work becomes a challenge...hence the very sorry state of my yard, beds, and window boxes *apologies to my neighbors*

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  6. We are pretty lazy composter here too, but it all seems to work out!
    Love the fun family shot!
    xx

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  7. glad to see i'm not the only lazy composter :) seems a lot of mamas take this stance! hurray for getting some yard work done with the little guy! my boys loved digging in the garden boxes while i prepared them for the spring garden.... which i then had to put chicken wire over once the seeds were sowed so those helping hands weren't tempted to "help" some more once the seeds went in!

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  8. Bravo with your compost turning. We need to do that here, too...

    I love the photo! :)

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