The impromptu wheelbarrow

Last night, when I collected my belongings from the allotment, this included the bricks which came via freecycle a few months ago. My intention had actually been to use them in the garden but the plot had seemed a good place to store them until needed.

It would have been quite a trek to get them from the car boot at the front of the house round to the back garden – then I realised that the food recycling bin could be used as a wheelbarrow!


It was still quite a strenuous job, so I can certainly say I’ve had a bit of a workout today. And one day the bricks will hopefully form the herb garden by the back door πŸ™‚

Β© Helen Butt, June 2014

About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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14 Responses to The impromptu wheelbarrow

  1. Reblogged this on Linda's wildlife garden and commented:
    Awesome post Helen thanks for sharing

  2. I like your sollution for an impromptu wheel barrel. The bricks will definitely make a nice raised herb bed.

  3. epov88 says:

    I really like this post πŸ™‚

  4. Marcella Rousseau says:

    Sorry to hear that you’re packing up. However, speaking from experience, you can’t beat an herb, veggie garden at your back door! Were you allowed to take anything you began growing there or did you have to leave it?

  5. Good thinking. Moving bricks is hard work.

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