Thursday, September 3, 2009

A Very, Very Good Idea

I'm excited. I was feeling sorry for myself for having several times a year to weed our garden, which is on a steep hillside and productive mostly of tons of weeds - all but the top layer is too shady for most veggies and flowers. I was also feeling sorry for our builder-friend who had several jobs cancel on him this summer due to the economic downturn and customers' fearful reaction to it. In a state of high altruism and bone laziness, I hatched the idea of covering up all but the top layer of said garden with a deck that would add wind-sheltered outdoor space to our house.

Builder-friend got right to work and produced the loveliest little deck imaginable, solid enough to hold up an elephant and neatly designed to match the rest of the house. Once the deck weathers to gray and the trellis is painted to match the carport, it will look as if it has always been there.

This has nothing to do with food except that we will enjoy many meals out on this deck in the future. I'm excited.



Blogger Greg said...


Thursday, September 03, 2009  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Greg, thanks!

Friday, September 04, 2009  
Blogger cookiecrumb said...

That's in front? I can't tell from the photo.

Friday, September 04, 2009  
Anonymous Evil Empress said...

Can't wait to see it!

Friday, September 04, 2009  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Cookiecrumb, yes, on the street side.

Evil Empress, come on over and we'll have a drink and a nibble. It's really heavenly!

Saturday, September 05, 2009  
Blogger cookiecrumb said...

You covered your vegetable garden! :D

Saturday, September 05, 2009  
Blogger dancingmorganmouse said...

Wonderful idea indeed, weeding sucks.

Saturday, September 05, 2009  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Cookiecrumb, oh no, the top layer, which is still exposed, was the only productive layer. Besides, I'm doing tomatoes in pots this year.

Morgan, amen to that!

Thursday, September 10, 2009  

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