Spring has sprung.....no yet but it's coming...time to start my raised beds.

I know I'm jumping the gun, but Spring is coming.  This hasn't been a very cold winter but still it's been winter.  So here in a couple of weeks it will be time to get the garden ready.  I am already planning on moving my raised bed away from my evil neighbor.  Every year she does something to it so this year I'm moving it away from the fence. 

So in preperation for my new beds I'm starting to build my foundation.  I laid down newspaper in the area where I'm going to be putting the new bed.  It kills the grass and any weeds that there and promotes worms to come to the area.  Over the 16 layers ( you don't have to use so many layers but at leat 3 layers) of newspapers I put layers of leafs and grass from last season on top to hold down the paper.  Then I watered it down.

This will prepare the area so that I won't have so much work prepareing the bed for spring....

So vegetable beds full of love,

This old lady skipped school today

     Yeap, that's right I played hookie.  I'd like to say that I played hookie for some noble reason, but in truth I was just tired.  I am after all: a fat, old woman and have too many things on my mind. I could sleep till the cows come home with no problem.
    Can you strain your brain?  I think I broke mine.  My Dad would say that first you have to have a brain in order to strain it, but I truly think that I broke mine. Even to type hurts my brain. 
      So my pillow is calling and I can't think of anything else to say.....

Empty chairs full of love................

Operation Paper Trail

     No I haven't decided to corner the market on toilet paper, but that's not a bad idea.  I am however collecting expired coupons and sending them overseas. 
    It all started about a month ago.  I was watching this show about couponing.  I have done some and knew that it would be well worth my time to try to save some money.  Well as I went through the coupons I found lots that had expired. ( go figure, I'm a S.H.E.)  I mentioned this to my DS who is stationed in Germany.  He told me that they could use coupons up to 6 months past the expiration date.  Of course this sent me into over drive, thinking I would never have to throw out a coupon ever again. 
     I talked to strangers, I've advertised on Craig's list, and even recruited my neighbors.  So far I have tons of coupons to send.  I hope my son and the other people in his unit can appreciate all the coupons their about to receive. 
     Just one more thing, DS said no old folks coupons.  Wonder what he means by that?  Could he be refering to my age? ....heheheh

     Manilla envelopes full of love......