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I really should start a "gardening and house" icon. I'll think about it later.

Today, we cleaned out the backyard. We'd hired two guys to rip up all our dead grass and bag the chopped-up ivy. This gave us about eight bags of garden waste. We loaded up the pickup truck and went to the Miramar Greenery, which is located at the Miramar Landfill. It's free to dump off your green waste there and you can hand-load as much compost as you want, as long as you're a San Diego resident. We didn't want compost right then, but we dropped off the green waste (minus bags of course) and considered that a great leap forward.

We also went to go look at the plot of land our realtor told us about. Sadly, it's a no-go, so we're looking for other plots. When we saw the place, sure it was an acre of land--at an 80-degree angle or so. There was a plateau on which a house could be built, and it looked like someone had tried, but the non-arable land caused us to cross it off the list. Oh well, we're confident the land will come eventually.

We have seeds for turnips, leeks and onions. When we plant our potatoes later in the year I'll make soup. I've moved pots to behind the kitchen for my herb garden. I'm thinking we'll be in Ivy Cottage longer than hoped, but that's okay.



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Aug. 30th, 2010 04:28 am (UTC)
That sounds like a great day. I have to clean my back yard. All the grass is dead, but I might reseed some natural grass this week. There is too much dust and dirt coming into the house. The way the house is situated I don't want gravel back there-- too hot.

The lot David and I like is gonna be a challenge to build on, but I think once it's done, it will be worth it. The view is amazing.
Aug. 30th, 2010 10:46 am (UTC)
This is a topic I'm really looking forward to following! Are you planting the vegs in place of the dead grass, or will that be grass again?
Aug. 30th, 2010 02:55 pm (UTC)
Steve's planting grass in the part immediately recognizable as the "back yard". The path behind the house and the bit behind the kitchen he's not.
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