Tom panicked when he saw the title of this post saying to me "Oh, great, how are you ripping me on the blog now? Not fair! I've just learned over the years there are certain chores that only I tackle. No one else is going to do them in my family of five. So if I don't do them, they don't get done. And to be just, there are certain jobs that Tom does that I won't touch with a ten foot pole. (Cat litter box...putting gas in the car....lifting heavy ceramic pots...dealing with worms...not I). But the division of labor has allowed us to have such a splendid garden and to continue to plow away at the yard, although our neighbors probably beg to differ! It makes me wonder what your November garden chore list looks like because this is what we've been up to. Want to compare notes? What are "your" outdoor jobs this time of year? Here's the thing that baffles me most about chores and gender.
Meandering around my neighborhood with my baby in tow, I've spotted a pallet or two at numerous homes. Even the "neat" and "tidy" people seem to have one or two propped up against their garage door with a purpose in mind. Pallets get a ton of use in gardening, not only as unique planters but also re-purposed into raised beds. They make stellar planters for herbs and even some veggies like cucumbers, peppers and lettuce. But first, I want to highlight my favorite use for a recycled pallet. Shovel and spade storage. Yup. You can't beat it. In what seemed like less than five minutes, Tom turned a pallet into a storage rack for my tools and I love it. Simple yet profound, I now have one central place in my garage to store all my handled tools. It looks great and functions even better. It's wonderful not to waste time looking for the tool I want. But I have lots of ideas of how you can use pallets now. Pictures included to inspire you today because to some extent, aren't we all visual learners? Let me know what you think you'd try first!
Hi, I'm Laura and hail from Western New York. I consider myself a lifelong learner who loves gardening with a 360 degree view. Thanks for stopping by!
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