4 cubic yards

at 9am this morning, we received 4 cubic yards of compost. “chicken and chips” is what Karen called it. At noon, I began spreading it.

It’s now 3pm, and I’m done. I’ve spread half of the load – and let me tell you that 2 cubic yards is a hell of a lot of compost. Me, a shovel, a wheelbarrow, and a rake. All the while, and continuing now, Karen’s loading around the stuff to the smaller areas on top of the patio in buckets. Buckets and buckets.

Apparently the game plan is to plant the additional green things we bought today, lay down newspaper and “staple” those to the ground, and then spread the rest of the chicken and chips over the newsprint.

Holy crap this is a lot of work.