Friday, 17 August 2012

Well that's one way to rake the lawn...

Rather than get a stone in my back every time I lay down on the lawn, I decided it might be an idea to rake out the stones.  Now, picking out every stone is more trouble than I can honestly be bothered with, so I built a sieve from three pallets and a sheet of 6mm chickenwire.

What happened next was a beautiful thing.  Out the bottom of the sieve fell soft, dark, loamy, humus-rich, grade A topsoil!  I have a funny feeling that this lawn is going to be pretty sweet.

Finally, I realise that thus far this blog has had a dearth of two things: finished projects and cuteness.  With that in mind, here's George modelling a bench I built last week.

Goodnight :)


  1. Quite ingenious! And that's the first time I've seen a picture of George - he's a sweetie.

  2. So the lawn has pre-empted me and planted itself. Little shoots of grass are appearing and I'm tempted to leave it as it is for now.