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.
I walked up there today and scooped up a couple of buckets.
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.
I didn’t have any mineral oil, but I still have a bottle of baby oil and it smells terrific.
Good garage air freshener, too.
It doesn’t stop there. Everything is up for inspection.
Case in point: the broken rake.
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.
And then there’s the old baby gate. It was gnawed on by babies and dogs.
Cucumbers like rough surfaces. They cling to them more.
Max, my terrier, is a most excellent garden warden.