I’m content to do gardening. I like redistributing compost that recently been our refuse. It makes all the separating and slimy handling worth while. I cut the bottom off of a trashcan and placed it a foot into the earth. I put clippings, plant food scraps and some really clay soil in it. When it starts getting full, I shove it to one side and extract the bottom foot and a half. I stir up the remaining muck of life and put the can back over the top of it.
If I time it right, I can replenish the lower layer with some more clay soil that is too impermeable to my liking. It feels silly sometimes, carting soil around from one cache to another, but it really produces results.
My kids were really excited about the planting phase. They were all over me trying to get to some seeds. We planted a flower garden and a vegetable garden. In the flower garden we planted California Poppies, flax, sweet peas, sunflowers and some other type of poppy. In the veggie garden we planted turnips, radishes, two types of corn, sweet and Aztec Blue. There were also fourth generation bush beans, and second generation onions. Some cabbages, lettuce and broccoli were also sewn. The plots were watered and weeded. It looks nice. I just need to find a home for the remainder of the junk that was displaced from reclaiming the northwest corner in the pursuit of gardening proga.