Husbands make you wonder... (a few pics)

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by LupineLass, Oct 4, 2009.

  1. LupineLass

    LupineLass In the Brooder

    Sep 3, 2009
    We recently moved (5mths ago) out onto a property and I decided a vege garden and some potted plants would be in order. But the rising cost of everything and the fact that husband now moves large quantities of high grade soil soon had me asking him to bring a little bit home from work.

    4mths later (bear in mind I wanted enough for maybe 12 medium pots and a small vegetable bed).....


    TADA!! Brought you a little bit of dirt home he says then proceeds to empty 8 tons of soil into the yard.

    Now I don't own a wheelbarrow yet and I sure as heck don't have a mini digger or the like available to me so....


    Here's how I am trying to move that soil to the areas I want it in. Started off well this morning, filled my handful of pots, shifted some into the garden beds I already had but that contained poor earth.

    And four hours later...


    I have a very very small dint in the pile.

    Does anyone want to volunteer to help finish this spreading before he gets home in about 4hrs time?
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap

    Yeah, some men have no concept of size.
  3. NoseyChickens

    NoseyChickens Feathers On The Ground

    Aug 3, 2009
    Southern California
    That is fantastic! So something my DH would do.
  4. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    What's the address again??
    I'll be right over [​IMG]
  5. LupineLass

    LupineLass In the Brooder

    Sep 3, 2009
    I'm in Australia Tala think it might be too far to walk... how are you with swimming?

    Meanwhile, it's so hot outside now that I fear I've done all I am going to do with it today.

    I just hope he doesn't think I need a bit more. Maybe I should ask him to bring me some very very very small pots home from one of the nursery's he delivers too.

    Wouldn't want to say a few big pots could I could end up with old tipper bins off the semi's or something.
  6. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    Quote:Was on the high school swim team [​IMG]

    ....a few years back.

  7. English Chick

    English Chick English Mum

    Jun 27, 2008
    Cheshire UK
    whoo hooooo! that sure is one good pile of dirt! .... try to just do a small amount each day, it wil soon disappear......... and put a wheelbarrow on your Xmas pressie list pronto..... just thing of the rewards when those plants start to grow.....
  8. Capone

    Capone Songster

    Jul 27, 2009
    Rhode Island
    well at least dirt dosent go bad
  9. jacyjones

    jacyjones Songster

    Jun 9, 2008
    Aberystwyth, Wales
    I think most husbands are the same - mine manages to order, buy, gather way too much of anything we need!! He also builds everything on a grand scale including my brooder that is half a stable making it 6'x12'!!!
  10. #1California Chick

    #1California Chick Songster

    Dec 5, 2008
    SF Bay Area
    Be Thankful for a good thing!!!!

    I get 12 yards of horse manure delivered to my yard twice a year. You would be suprised how fast I spread it out in the yard. My gardener tells all his clients that it is the reason that I have GREAT summer and winter veggie gardens and flowers that bloom all year.

    Good Luck!!


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