Wednesday, May 13, 2009
The nurseryman we hired brought the soil loads in a conventional dump truck that dropped the loads in our parking area. He then brought the soil up the fairly steep hillside with this tractor, saving us from having to carry it up in heavy five gallon buckets.
With transfer shovels and metal rakes, Fritz and I got the soil distributed and graded.
Finished! The piles at the ends of the alleys between terraces are wood chips that will eventually cover the walkways.
From the BBC:
Carol Ann Duffy Becomes UK's First Openly Gay Poet Laureate
The UK has appointed Carol Ann Duffy as its first openly gay poet laureate. She is also the first woman to hold the post.
Duffy, who once said "no self-respecting poet" should have to write verses about the wedding of Queen Elizabeth II's youngest son, will be expected to produce poems for royal weddings, funerals and other state occasions. A witty and popular writer whose work is widely taught in British schools, Duffy is also the first openly gay laureate. Duffy said she had thought "long and hard" before accepting the job, which now has a 10-year term. "I look on it as a recognition of the great woman poets we have writing now," she told the BBC
One more thing--the beard's back.
The beard looks good too but I am impartial and not objective towards whiskers.
Interglossa--I've gotten established on Facebook and I like it for the immediacy of contact, for the ease of finding former students, colleagues, etc., etc. But it doesn't replace a real diary/journal/blog. As for Twitter, that's one I'm not getting into under any circumstances.
A porno Klingsor--thank you very much for the compliment! :-)
beard (and the rest!) looks great!
I love you ink & you are looking very sexy!
Have a great weekend.
See you on facebook,
Anyway, whether a porno or a po-mo Klingsor, I still feel complimented.
We have about 10,000 strawberries that'll be ripe in a few more days, and lots of lettuce so far.
Just wanting to say hello.
Loving the beard!
Thanks for making the self-photograph. I'm very much interested in that genre, even to the point of trying to acquaint (in the abstract) myself with the several modes of taking self-photographs & to fathom which one of the several was used in a give amateur photograph coming my way.
Anyhow, I've forwarded yours to Digitized Dick http://digitizeddick.blogspot.com/, whose faithful follower am I. The mise-en-scène, the room, I mean, wherein the photograph, is lovely.
I've been appreciating your comments from time to time on my blog entries.
Your ink is of course 2 die 4, & I'm planning on posting this photograph at the first convenient opportunity.
Ciao pour niao.
Nice tats!! How many do you have?? Oh and those pictures in the background. Love them!
I'm trying to have a go at it as my 'career'. Oy, wish me luck! :-)