K is for kneeling today on this eleventh day of the A-Z blogging challenge. Gardener, as you should know do a heck of a lot of kneeling when out in the yard, but to tell you the truth, I don't like to kneel. Hurts my knees, it does.
So, instead I do my weeding while sitting. Of course, that can get your
toochie dirty and, in the case of my swampy garden, wet. That makes for
rather uncomfortable weeding and I prefer to make weeding--which I find
quite enjoyable unlike so many others-- as comfortable as possible.
That way I can do it more often and for longer spans of time.
So, I came up with a solution to the wet butt I always would get while weeding. I made a sit-upon and I used all recyclable materials so it cost me nothing but a bit of time to make them. I made two of them, you see, because I found I could move along a garden bed more efficiently if I placed one in front of me as I moved along. It was so much easier than getting up and moving a foot or two over and then sitting back down. This way I just scoot on over to the next sit-upon.
I got the idea from one I still had which my daughter Alexis made almost an eon ago--seems like an eon anyway--at girl scouts. Hers was made with old newspapers for the filler and wall paper of some sort for the outside cover and was rather small--girl scout size. It was layered together and then sewn shut all the way around with yarn. All in all not bad, but I thought I could do a bit better than a bunch of girl scouts.
I used two large sturdy bags, one which came with cat litter and the
other with cat food--I liked the one for cat food better. It;s just made
better. For filler I used all the plastic bags which Tom always brings
home with groceries even though I have three dozen cloth bags just for
that purpose. ~Side bar. I'll grouse about recycling when R comes
around. End side bar~
didn't know how happy until I went outside and actually used them.
Blimey, I was happy the first day I was out there! They did a great job and so did I.
The herb garden looked good after a good weeding. Well as good as it can look this early in the season.Now I can do my kneeling and weeding in not-so-much style but at least in comfort. That's good enough for me.