Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Three Filled, One to Go...

Look how small that pile of soil looks compared to a couple of days ago. There's the trusty rusty wheel barrow in the background, sporting one of my favorite shovels. The favorite gloves now have a couple of holes worn into various high friction spots. The hat is a bit more, um, sweat stained.

And, voila! The third bed is filled, at last...

This bed contains approximately 11 cubic yards of soil. Did you know that one cubic yard of soil weighs about 1.5 tons? (Give or take a bit depending on the amount of moisture in the soil). Whew, that's about 16.5 tons (or 33,000 pounds or nearly 15,000 kilos) shifted from the driveway to the bed in the past three days. This woman who is almost exactly (tomorrow!) 6 years shy of 3 score years is TIRED.

The drip lines go in tomorrow and the peppers and eggplants go in on Friday.

About time.

One more bed...

Just one more load of (16.5 tons) soil to shovel and cart...

I've had a couple of glasses of chardonnay and a bit of dinner and now I'm off to bed.


  1. Michelle,

    Hi there. I would love to know what your soil mix is. Compost and topsoil?

    And on a side note, the Monticello poppies you sent me a while back are blooming in my yard, and they are amazing. Thank you again for the seeds.

    Erik H

    1. Erik, It is a topsoil and compost blend. You are so welcome for the seeds, aren't those flowers beautiful!

  2. You earned your chardonnay. Those beds are so tall that you had to haul so much more than I did.

  3. That's a lot of dirt! Keep up the good work! It will be worth it in the end!

  4. Fabulous work and i love the view you have from your patch - looks beautiful.

  5. Wow very impressive, I couldn't do 1/10th of what you did.

  6. Very impressive work and that bed is a thing of beauty! Good work.


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