G’day everyone, Steve again and I’ve been a little bit busier than the previous week, I’ve already managed to make the front yard look a little more presentable as you will notice from the following pictures, the pile of road base that had fouled our driveway is no longer a blight on the eyes as you enter our property. (All I’ve done is move it around the back, so now it only offends us if we look down from the deck to the ‘lawn’, but since we don’t do that often it’s much better.)
As you can see the driveway is now fully functional as a parking space, for one or more cars which is going to make life easier for getting to and from work for Linda, and when we have guests over for parties, etc.
If you’re new to my blog then you may not be aware of the conditions of the challenge, and they are outlined below.
The rules for the challenge have been put in place by my wife Linda and they are as follows:
1 The budget for each week of the challenge is, surprise, surprise, $20.
2 I can’t spend any of the budget in advance.
3 If something costs more than $20, it has to be paid off in instalments.
4 Receipts for ALL items, materials, etc, have to be kept and displayed.
5 If I don’t/can’t spend any money in a particular week, I still have to do something in the garden, (for example pruning or removing trees, making a garden feature from available materials/items, or from items I salvage, have donated to the challenge, etc.)
5a If friends or relatives want to help with the challenge, paying them in kind with BBQ and some beer/wine, etc, is perfectly acceptable.
6 CAN’T BUY NEW POWER TOOLS! 😦
7 Have approximately two years to complete the challenge.
(No doubt there may be a bit of tweaking of the rules during the ongoing challenge, but that just makes things interesting I reckon.)
That’s all for this week from 20 dollar garden challenge, I hope you’ve enjoyed this post and I look forward to keeping you up to date with my progress.