Round the garden in 80 days #39

I’d had grand plans for today but hadn’t factored in the rain. However, after I’d been out to collect a brush on a retractable pole from a fellow Freegler on the other side of the village

I decided to do at least one or two outside jobs.

I’d already put the cardboard box which had been taking up a large portion of the living room floor on top of the new raised bed yesterday. It’s weighed down with stones from around the garden to stop it blowing away. I dread to think if it took off and landed on a person’s car windscreen when they were driving the car. I do also want to reduce the potential weeds that may otherwise grow in the bed.

So, onto today. Not feeling in the mood to get muddy feet, I stuck to the paths and shifted more compost from the Green Johanna to the dalek. Then I cleared some wood ash and straw which had been taking up room in the shed by adding that to the latter bin as well.

It’s not a big job but I find it oh so satisfying. Apart from the job of creating a fertile and carbon-filled medium for the garden soil, it’s a relief when the pile of clutter goes down just a smidge. Even if I put something else in its place, on this occasion the ‘new’ brush. But this does mean I can clean parts of the windows I usually can’t reach,

What about your most satisfying jobs? What are they and why are they satisfying?

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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10 Responses to Round the garden in 80 days #39

  1. Our rain stopped a few minutes ago and the sun has come out. I hope you experience the same. currently my most satisfying job has been emptying old cupboards now we have new ones, and recycling or throwing away decades of material

  2. Going Batty in Wales says:

    Like Derrick I enjoy a good de-clutter but another two much enjoyed jobs of my favourite jobs cutting trees in my woodland and seeing the woodpile grow – next winter’s warmth – and preserving things I have grown or foraged – next year’s food. Both give me a very primitive satisfaction!

  3. gaiainaction says:

    You might find this hard to believe but my favourite job in the garden is to look at each bed and then to maybe move a plant or two and to see what is growing and how it is doing. πŸ™‚

  4. nanacathy2 says:

    My favourite job in the garden is weeding grass roots. I love pulling out a tangle. Just love it. Bet you’re laughing at me.

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