More Garden

by Scott Smith

Robinson wants to expand her garden. She wants the current area to grow by a third and start a new garden in the original pig pen. Both plots are covered in weeds and grass.

We don’t have a tractor.

When we lived in Rensselaer, I rented a lawn scraper. I think I did that twice. I suspect she’s lucky (or unlucky) that she didn’t have to bury me right there. I recall my back not being in good shape for about a month and the same goes for my heart.

Manual scraping is out.

I thought, just maybe, I could use my power washer. It makes sense to me to use high pressure and water to take the top off. Robinson won’t let me yoke the children, using them like oxen.

Any thoughts out there?