I’ve had the roughest six weeks of my life so far, and it isn’t over yet. So far 2010 has not been kind. However, today the sun was finally shining and the cold north wind wasn’t blowing, so I spent some outside time, healing by playing in the dirt. And then rewarded myself with a treat that is almost a necessary treat.
A few weeks ago, I stumbled upon a sale at a local nursery of used pots and containers – they were 75% off just because they were dirty! I’d been wanting a large one for the sunniest location in my yard in which to plop my Meyer Lemon.
I’m leaving the Lemon tree in its own smaller container so it can be removed and protected indoors in the winter, so that container will be inside this larger one. I’ll add dirt around it and plant vines and other trailing plants to fill the larger pot.
Here it is now, in place. I’ll add to it in the spring.
So onto my reward.
I dropped by Costco yesterday, and they were just putting up a new lawn and garden display. This wonderful wagon was then being put into place, and they had several boxes stacked ready to sell. Though I was tempted, I didn’t buy one in that moment because my car was loaded full.
I returned today to purchase one, and the only one left was the display model! Apparently everyone else also thought it was a great deal.
This baby is going to save my aching back as I stop carting things around in my two hands.
It’s well made, with strong tires and metal all around. The sides completely come off so that I can have a flatbed too, and it has a solid plastic liner that is removable.
Best of all, it dumps!
For the price of two visits to the chiropractor, this made me smile today to have gotten this to cart around plants, mulch, rocks, dirt, everything. Perhaps I’ll find some manly man to pull me around in it!
FYI: Costco south store is supposed to have a few more of these arriving in the next few days, so if you want one, act fast!