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Friday, July 9, 2010
A New Look for the Cucumbers
This is my new cucumber trellis, which I made to be used multiple times for multiple plants. It's actually two separate pieces wired together at the top, to make it easier to take down and store over the winter. It's kind of tall for cucumbers, but I wanted to be able to use it for beans as well.
It's not very pretty, and doesn't have any rustic charm, but I only had get help with getting it installed. And as long as it lasts longer than that damn dryer did, I'll be happy with it.
What can I say? I'm a person of disparate interests and strengths- I keep the checkbook balanced to the penny and pay the bills on time (usually), but I can't manage to keep crap from accumulating on the dining room table. I tend to obsess over the proper use of English grammar (at least, as I understand it), but my math skills are practically non-existent. This is probably why I'm always amazed that the built-in furniture I make for this house turns out as well as it does. I find that the older I get, the less willing I am to suffer fools gladly, but I love well when I love. I shoot from the hip and eat a lot of foot, but at least you don't have to guess what I'm thinking or feeling. I sleep too little and drink too much, and I still haven't figured out what I want to be when I grow up, which is probably why I haven't. However, I do seem to fake it pretty well. To know me is to love me - at least, that's what I keep telling myself. Did I also mention that I'm a loose cannon? And now I have both a soap box and a huge megaphone called a blog....