I’ve noticed that the grass around the house has turned a vibrant green. The grass looks very nice, but when I look at it I am reminded that very soon I will need to start mowing the lawn.
I hope the lawnmower starts. It has led a very abused life and in recent years has grown wheezier with every summer. The Brush Mower can do a large part of the mowing work, but some tight spots still need a hand mower.
The grass is growing, but that means the weeds are growing too. The peas are in the garden, and other early plants will soon follow. The plants are going in, and the weeds must go out, and stay out. The best method for keeping weeds out of the garden is mulch.
In years past, we mulched our garden with old hay bales that were no good for feeding to the goats, or else with cleanings from the goats’ pen. The goats were sold last summer, so that source of mulch is no longer around. The alternative decided on was to purchase some old round-bales off Mr. P and use them as an easy source of mulch.
The first question was, how many round bales did we need? Talitha asked me. I said three. She immediately began making skeptical noises. Okay, four bales, I said, deciding it might be wiser to guess a little high than end up short.
As it turned out Mr. P brought over three round bales, so we’ll see how good my initial guess was.