Friday, February 10, 2012

Soiled again

Guys, this week is weird. Lots of weird, but mostly the lead.

We found out on Monday that the backyard soil was chock full of lead. Not necessarily a big deal, even for our garden, except how there is a little guy around here who tested high for lead who has been known to eat that dirt. And a future dirt-eater on the way. So yesterday we had it removed. The yard, that is. Like, wholesale. Some guys came with a bobcat and cleared out the whole damn thing - pickle patch, falling-apart-shed, brambles, trees, lawn, and a foot of soil. Plus everything in the driveway and the fence that used to be in the bobcat's way. This morning a dump truck squeezed back there and dumped in new soil.


After. (As seen through my bedroom window...)

What do we do with this gorgeous blank slate now? Steve votes for bocci ball court. I vote for GIANT pickle patch. I think Joe votes for... dirt hole.


  1. Who eats your lead?

  2. I have to say, that before picture is so lovely, it really gave me a pang of nostalgia for our garden. Crap.

  3. Aww, no regrets!!!!!! Garden 2.0 is going to be so much awesomer.

    @Lena - it's the little guy in Inder's profile pic :)