Today was very breezy and cold. I tried to get outside to do some things, but the cold wind made my ears hurt. I decided that I would complete my indoor chores instead and run some errands, hoping that this weekend would bring warmer weather.
I did get really excited because our black dirt was delivered today. It actually is not dirt at all, but cotton seed hulls. My cousin, Robbie, picked it up from a local cotton gin. We will mix it with existing soil and put it in the vegetable beds. I hope it will greatly improve the soil quality.
We decided to submerge our beds instead of raising them to try to hold in moisture. It helps to have a husband who is in construction and has access to large equipment. It makes the digging go much faster.
It also helps to have a cousin who owns his own hauling company to help with delivery.
Don't these cotton seed hulls look like black soil?
After the delivery, I decided to use an old wreath, some ribbon, and a cute little bird nest that I found at Pier One Imports to make a spring wreath for my front door.
I have had this wreath for several years and was on the verge of getting rid of it. I just hate throwing things away, so yesterday, when I was looking around in Pier One I found this cute little nest for less than five dollars. I added it to the old wreath with two dollars worth of ribbon from Walmart.
Now, the wreath doesn't seem old anymore, unless you look at the spider webs on the back of it!