Once we clear the garden, we smothered it, using about 8 sheets of newspaper, and then we put some half-composted leaves on top. I'm going to leave that mixture on there until the spring, and hopefully the garden will be all awesome and weed-free by then! My aunt and uncle own a farm, and they gave me some llama poop to use as compost/manure- I hear it really helps plants grow strong!
My dad also helped us sand down a few things that needed sanding, like our dining room table, and that cool canning cabinet I'm going to be using to hold all the food I put up for the winter!
Painting is coming along well. Here's what we have to finish up still:
- finish the Basement Bijou Red (Behr) and Radiant Sun (FreshAire)
- paint the bathrooms (1 upstairs, 1 downstairs) Treasured Jade (FreshAire) and Radiant Sun (FreshAire)
- paint the hallways Radiant Sun (FreshAire)
- paint the Mudroom Radiant Sun
I think I'm just going to wait and clear the beds for the Raised-bed gardens in the spring. I don't get the paper so I don't have any newspaper to smother the grass with anyway- so I guess I'll just dig it up in the spring?
Other than that, I have apples left to can sometime this week, and I'm thinking applesauce, applesauce, applesauce!