The truth is, I'm not a good homeowner. I'm just
Lately, I'm starting to think there may be art in maintaining a relationship with the space where you live. As it happens, I've wandered into home ownership. Amanda and I have had fairly successful vegetable gardens in the past and we are going to take a run at it again this year. I keep thinking, though, that there has to be more I can do with the bit of space I've been given stewardship over besides the bare minimum to keep the city off my back.
I'm calling it The Abandoned Garden.
Over the next few weeks, I'm going to posting sketches... probably not good ones, since I can't draw for shit... of my initial plans. My goal is to use materials we have on hand, things we can trade for, and materials that are other people's leftovers, or things that are found or abandoned. My goal is a garden... and a yard... that is both beautiful AND functional -- and something representational of the life Amanda and I are building together.
The core of The Abandoned Garden project:
- a simple but well planned vegetable and herb garden;
- a rain garden along left fence;
- small red clover instead of grass; and
- a demarcated stone path.
We're also going to be tearing down the shed, which is barely a shed at this point, anyway.
I hope you keep reading and follow the journey. I'm starting with very little knowledge of the process, but I'm a good researcher and not afraid of work I care about.
Poetry is found in all kinds places, in all kinds of forms. I hope you'll come along as we work to compose this one.
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