When the Things I get to do today include any sort of wood project, I often feel like he is still with me, giving a nod or a smile, usually pleased as a papa that I'm doing what he loved to do. Our sharing of interests meant that he understood what I would enjoy for a gift: for Christmas one year it was a Makita cordless drill. Before that he put together and gifted me a compost sifter!
|"Fine" soil clods|
Let me tell you about compost sifters. They, along with our physical effort, take lumpy, clumpy compost and turn it into fine, lovely 1/2" minus material to sprinkle around plants.
|narrow clod bed|
They do the same thing with clods of dirt, which is what is usually available to me when the seed packet say "plant 1/8" deep and cover with fine soil." That happened again the other day.
|Compost sifter over wheelbarrow. Ready to sift.|
Just use the back side of a rake to work
the earth through the grid.
And since my sifter is nearly 30 years old and beginning to lose its corners, I'm going to make a new one one of these days.
|Finished and fine!|
I know you'll join me, Mer, for the process. Happy Father's Day in a couple of weeks, and thanks for making planting such a sweet process.