It's spring. And I'm in my yard working like crazy.
Because I don't have room for food storage. So I am growing my food storage.
Also I have field bindweed and I have to weed every day. Sometimes 3,000 times a day. I was taken to task this weekend for referring to it as "morning glory" because, well, everyone calls it that. I know it's not really morning glory, but no one knows what field bindweed is.
|This is morning glory. It's an annual. I don't hate it.|
|This is field bindweed. It grows from the bowels of hell and feeds Satan's minions. It is evil in it's purest form.|
Currently I am asking just about everyone I know for grass clippings. I am smothering weeds and composting like a madwoman. I cannot get enough. Wood chips would be better, but I will take what I can get! I even carted my mower 3 blocks to mow a friend's yard. She's pregnant and her hubby is out of town so I got tons! Yay!
I have begun looking at plants differently. I bought mint. Yes, invasive mint. Know why? #1 to choke out the morning glory (at least I can make tea with mint!) and #2 BIOMASS. I look at plants in terms of how much compost I can get from it. I'm excited for my food forests to take shape (it'll be a few years still) and I know having a good compost will help more than anything. So I'm really geeking out on it.
Also, we're thinking of putting in a sidewalk to our front step. Any readers have any experience with that? I've poured concrete for fence posts, but that doesn't have to look pretty. I'm a little nervous to do this.
ps- check out my new babies:
That's right. Chicken poop=biomass. :-)