Joining with Down to Earth's On My Mind
There are a couple of things on my mind today,
and this is one of them.
We have this area of lawn, that I refuse to water anymore. Our water bill has sky rocketed lately costing way too much to keep on watering just for looks. This is basically the only area that is green around here in Summer and it is always refreshing. We have another lawn area around the clothes line that also needs to be replaced with something else, that is not getting watered either.
The powers that be forget that we live in a very dry area with very little rain and we are punished for trying to keep things alive. Other areas get rain once a week or fortnight, we get not a drop for months....I have been carting rain water to the laundry for our washing and the kitchen for our dishes as the house is not connected up to the rain water tanks yet. We need to get a plumber in to do some work...
Anyway getting back to this area. We are thinking of paving this and closing it in as an area to sit under and relax...Fake lawn is not an option because it gets too hot and cant be walked on. Our swimming pool is located just to the left.
I suggested putting more veggie beds up there, but I dont think hubby liked that idea..."how many veggies do you need?" was his response. I figure if you are going to water it may as well be something edible hey? I have already replaced my inedible pot plants with herbs...
What's on your mind today?