Necessity is the mother of invention

Hose Triage 2

Last year, at garden planting time at CRC World Headquarters, I purchased one of those hoses with tiny little holes that theoretically lay flat on the ground so as to water the plants and not the surrounding driveway and sidewalk. That was only a theory. In reality, the hose was furiously coiled and probably watered every lawn on Omohundro Place.

The hose sat in the warehouse all winter mocking me. So this is why you sit at the open dock door, contemplating the cement plant across the street. Because it suddenly comes to you that you can use boxes full of binders to straighten out the hose. Modestly, it was a brilliant idea. And it worked!

Hose triageHere it is. The newly planted garden with the perfectly straight hose. So far, I’ve planted two kinds of tomatoes, three kinds of peppers, lima beans, pole beans and onions. I say this every year, but this year is going to be a banner year for the garden. At least, we won’t drain the Metro water supply.

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Necessity is the mother of invention

Hose Triage 2

Last year, at garden planting time at CRC World Headquarters, I purchased one of those hoses with tiny little holes that theoretically lay flat on the ground so as to water the plants and not the surrounding driveway and sidewalk. That was only a theory. In reality, the hose was furiously coiled and probably watered every lawn on Omohundro Place.

The hose sat in the warehouse all winter mocking me. So this is why you sit at the open dock door, contemplating the cement plant across the street. Because it suddenly comes to you that you can use boxes full of binders to straighten out the hose. Modestly, it was a brilliant idea. And it worked!

Hose triageHere it is. The newly planted garden with the perfectly straight hose. So far, I’ve planted two kinds of tomatoes, three kinds of peppers, lima beans, pole beans and onions. I say this every year, but this year is going to be a banner year for the garden. At least, we won’t drain the Metro water supply.

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