Do you read the newspaper? Have you ever read the newspaper? Do you even know what the newspaper is? Lol…. It’s like the rotary phone. Some people today would look at it and not have any clue how it works or what it’s for. I guess that would be the same as me watching operators from forever ago, who would connect the callers from one house to the next just by plugging-in wires, in seconds flat.
I was asking a girlfriend the other day, who happens to read the newspaper every day…. I asked her if she would save them for me. She laughed and asked me if I was making fire starters. I chuckled and teased saying “No, I want to make a sit-upon.” She cracked up!! I knew she’d get it. Do you know what a sit-upon is?
Anyway, I explained to her that I need the newspapers because this fall I’ll be preparing a section of my yard for my Spring 2021 vegetable garden. “I need to smother the ground,” I told her. I’ll be laying the newspaper down over the whole area and then covering them with bark mulch, so next year when its time for me to start my garden, I am prepared and the soil is ready.
There’s nothing better than preparing now for what’s coming later.
Imagine you’re making spaghetti sauce one morning for dinner that night. After 8 hours of simmering on the stove, it’s ready. As you spoon it over the pasta, you wonder, why is it so thin? It’s too thin. You are NOT HAPPY!!! You notice, the can of tomato paste sitting on the counter next to the Scali bread. Unopened. You forgot to put it in. ….8 hours ago. Well you can’t very well put it in now.
I don’t want to have a mixup like that while preparing my garden. I want to make sure if it’s a 17-step process, that I am not leaving any steps out. Especially step 1….. collect enough newspaper all summer long so you have enough to smother the weeds.
Prepare today for what you want tomorrow.
Your God girl