Who invented grass? Wow! It is something to dig up when you want to put in something
more interesting. Even big environmentalists are tempted to “RoundUp” it. This month I have devoted to preparing the entry way by discouraging the grass with newspaper and grass clippings, placing stepping stones, buying stepable herbs, digging up the grass/sod, and setting the stones and herbs. As Jen said of TRX exercise, “This is hard.” Whew! Mighty Mouse is at it, again.
The weather has been perfect – cool, cloudy and sometimes a bit of rain after planting the herbs. But, they are growing in their pots faster than I can get things ready. Sunday, Rich helped break the rest of the sod and I did “RoundUp” the bare spot. Tomorrow I will put the rest of the stepping stones in and put the herbs around them. I plan to insert the black strips around the edge so the grass does not overwhelm the herbs. Tina P. consulted on the placement of the stones. “Look to the negative spaces.”
The other huge project we are tackling is installing a wood stove. While professionals will do the door and wood stove and pipe insert, we are taking off the wall, digging out rock for door access. Next winter we will be toasty downstairs.