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Community Garden

After all of the school stuff was done today, we went to a couple of libraries to pick up reserve items that had come in. I noticed a significant loss of power in the car and--maybe, or I could have imagined this--an extra rattle on acceleration. Yuck. I hope it's easy to fix.

Then it was our day to garden again. Now that the kids are back in school there is not as great a demand for volunteers, but Victoria and I found plenty of weeds to pull. You can read a little bit about the garden on their blog. One thing this community garden has really driven home for me is the weed-suppressing value of raised beds. I have raised beds and the weeds are manageable from the start. The community garden has mounds and they use straw as mulch. The people who know what they're doing say that the first couple of years will require aggressive weeding and then it will get easier. I prefer the kind that's easy right off the bat, at least for my little backyard garden.

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thirdbase
Sep. 3rd, 2009 12:22 pm (UTC)
ooh. raised beds. Mom has raised beds. Now I see it.

Maybe you could pick up a Chilton's and Victoria could get her shop class requirements out of the way early?
koralleen
Sep. 3rd, 2009 01:59 pm (UTC)
That is a great idea. I looked it up and for less than $30 you can know how to maintain and repair Subaru Brat, Impreza, Justy, Legacy, Loyale, Outback, Sedan, Std, SVX, Wagon, XT, XT-6 1985-1996--dozens of cars! Quite a value.

I'm going to let the pros handle this one, though, since I have a guest visiting this weekend who will require shuttle service. Victoria can take on the next rattle.
thirdbase
Sep. 3rd, 2009 05:51 pm (UTC)
I would also check your library!
simonator
Sep. 4th, 2009 02:47 am (UTC)
Has it been excessively hot out your way? Because my old Carolla used to get this little death-rattle when accellerating in really hot weather.
koralleen
Sep. 4th, 2009 03:49 am (UTC)
That's why they call you the Car Whisperer! Indeed it was extraordinarily hot yesterday.
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