“Hey, Save That For The Garden!”

I’m turning into a Repurposing Queen. I cannot seem to go anywhere anymore without repurposing something.  It started to concern me a little when I saw this Real Simple tip for keeping the gardening tools clean.

Today I executed the project.   It took five minutes. The scary part is where the sand comes from.  It’s excellent sand.   Very fine.  And there’s a heaping pile of it on the sidewalk in my neighborhood.    The rain has left this.

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Sand bars aren’t just for the beach anymore.
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Lego Commando checking out the scene.

I walked up there today and scooped up a couple of buckets.

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Builder’s sand is super fine and dense.   This must have weighed 15 pounds.

I found an old terra cotta pot and some very worn out tools.

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I didn’t have any mineral oil, but I still have a bottle of baby oil and it smells terrific.

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Good garage air freshener, too.

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There’s no place like home.

It doesn’t stop there.  Everything is up for inspection.

Case in point:  the broken rake.  IMG 8454

The handle snapped off.  Normally, that would go directly into the garbage can.    Not anymore.  It makes a lovely cucumber trellis.

The handle, a  strong stake for the tomato plants.

It’s a nice headboard I  do not need anymore.  Until my OCD mind sees it as a trellis, too.

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And then there’s the old baby gate.   It was gnawed on by babies and dogs.

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Cucumbers like rough surfaces.  They cling to them more.

Max, my terrier, is a most excellent garden warden.

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