Happy Chocolate Day

Hi everyone, Steve again with another update from the wonderful world of 20 dollar garden challenge.

I hope you had a happy Easter, or as we like to call it, ‘Happy Chocolate Day.’

Our two youngest boys had a great time and enjoyed the visit from the Easter Bunny, partaking in an egg hunt, finding some nice eggs and being given some presents, including seeds for the garden. (Seems the Easter Bunny is a fan of the 20 dollar garden challenge too.)

One of the gifts that the Easter Bunny left us was a small bunny statue, with a little pot for growing herbs, as you can see in the pictures below.

Hunter - Bunny statue 02

Hunter with the bunny statue.

Bunny statue 01

A wide shot giving a better view of the statue in the garden.

The good thing about the statue being a gift from the Easter Bunny is that it doesn’t count towards the budget for this week, therefore the running total, which stands at $80, is untouched. (I wonder if this exception to the rules will also be followed by Santa at Xmas time? Hmmmm…it will be interesting to see how that pans out, as well as Fathers’ Day, and any other excuse/reason I can come up with, lol.)

Overall, it’s been a quiet week in the garden, although the week’s not over yet, and with a long weekend looming, there’s every chance I might be able to get a fair bit done, or accomplish nothing, I haven’t really decided yet.

Here’s a quick recap on the rules of 20 dollar garden challenge, lovingly created by my beautiful wife Linda:

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 from 20 dollar garden challenge for the time being, I hope you’re having a good time following the progress, such as it is, and you’re getting some useful ideas for your own garden. (Even if they’re ideas for things that you DON’T want to do, lol.)

Total in the budget left: $80.

Cheers, Steve.

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