A Lazy Man

 Posted by at 12:45 am  Nick's Blog
May 182024

Bill Gates has been quoted as saying you should choose a lazy person to do a hard job because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it. If I was a younger man, I think I could have gone to work for old Bill.

We had the back of our Ram pickup loaded with heavy bags of Black Kow compost and soil that needed to be moved to the back yard and spread in Terry’s last three raised planter beds. This is never an easy task even when my back isn’t acting up as badly as it has been.

Our son Travis said he and his wife Geli would come over and do it for us, but I know that they are busy with their own things and told him I thought we could handle it. Then I put my lazy man’s brain to work.

When the tailgate of the pickup truck and the tailgate of the Kawasaki Mule are lowered, they are within an inch or two of being the same height off the ground. So we put both tailgates down, and then with Terry directing me I backed the Mule right up to the back of the truck. Then it was a simple case of sliding the bags from one vehicle to the next.

Pretty soon we had the bed of the Mule loaded and were ready to go.

Driving around to the back yard, I backed the Mule up to the planter beds and we slid the bags off into them, cut them open, and emptied them. It took a couple of trips, and then we did the same with the soil, and dumped it on top of the Black Kow. By then the planters were full.

We were supposed to get a lot of rain yesterday, but it never developed, and now the weatherman says it should be here today. That’s fine because it will help compact the compost and soil. Hopefully Terry will be able to put some plants in them within the next couple of days.

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  2 Responses to “A Lazy Man”

    how did the seeds do from last year?

    may i suggest buying about 1/4 lb of zinna seed – and scatter- –

  2. I’ve spread many bags of mulch, compost, and soil. As a lazy man with a bad back, I looked for the easy way.

    Place the bag on the ground where it will be spread. Then, use a utility knife to cut along the bottom, and up the middle. With that T opened up, lift the bag from the top. All you’ll be lifting is the plastic bag.

    No pain. More gain.

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