Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Wordless Wednesday


Tony R. said...

I LOVE the old hand tools! It's still crazy to me that they work better then the new stuff most of the time :)

Are the "ladders" in the garden for your beans?

Amber said...

Hey Tony! Those are my Opa's tools. He gave them to me on my last visit. Many of them belonged to my great-great grandfather and are over hundred years old. The Moritz men were carpenters by trade. I'm thrilled to have them and definitely plan on putting everything to use!

I found the ladders on the curb biking home from the garden one night. On the 'free' sign they were described as book stands (I'm guessing to display books upright and flat.) Forget the books! I thought. They'll make great cucumber trellises.

I took them right away which meant they got a ride lying across my bike and I walked the rest of the way home. Thankfully I was already nearly there.

The cukes aren't big enough yet to see in the picture but they're up to the first rung.

We're using scavenged wood for our beans. The ADG found a wet and marshy area nearby where a lot of the tree saplings had died. They are about 8-10 feet tall and 2 to 3 inches around. They work perfectly and look great! I hope to get a pic of them once the beans start growing up.

Amber said...

Actually, you can make out some of the bean trellises in the top right of the pic.

wendyytb said...

WOW! Are you going to have your work cut out! There is much to look forward to!

Anonymous said...

Those tools are fantastic - I always keep my eyes open for tools like that at thrift stores and flea markets. They just work so well, and I appreciate anything low-energy.

Also, the garden looks great!

Amber said...

Hi Wendy. You know I'm learning that the simple life is a very full life! But one thing's for sure, I am never, ever bored. :)

Thanks Urbanadaptation.

I've got a thing for hand powered tools and kitchen equipment!

The garden is coming along, although some days I'm sure we're only growing weeds and bugs!