Posts tagged ‘scavenging’
We had a funny today – I wanted some soil to mix in with the organic potting compost I purchased for the new cold frame and of course, since everything is frozen solid here – there is no chance of digging any up manually. But as luck would have it, they just started clearing a site for a new house down our road. So I thought to myself, they won’t miss a bit of that lovely soft newly excavated soil. So after a couple of days thinking about it, my son, Torri and I set off with a spade and a large container wading through the shin-high snow towards the huge pile. When we got the pile (it was a weekend so no workers around), I plunged my spade towards the lovely looking soil, and wollop – no go – the soil was frozen! So Torri, who is getting the “I can do everything better than you Mum” age, said “Give me the spade, I’ll show you how to get some soil” He went ahead and whacked the soil as hard as he could, but the spade, instead of smashing the soil into collectible pieces, just bounced back with a “ting!”. At that we both fell about laughing and left the building site empty handed (or bucketed).