Putting in the dirt and taking out the dirt is what I have been doing for weeks. We bought the bag for growing tomatoes. We need something to hang the bag on so we bought a yard pole with four hooks thinking we would get hanging plants and my strawberry plant to even it.The pole comes with and end with two fork like bottom pieces to put in the ground. We began with trying to put the pole in the ground. The ground was too hard. We bought and auger to go on the end of a drill to make a hole. We tried that. Ground still too hard. I had a small barrel on top of a large one last year, so I took the smaller barrel and filled it with dirt and put the pole in there. The pole would stand with hanging baskets until the 40 mile per hour winds came. Down came the pole and baskets. I took the dirt out. John cut two 2x4's nailing them together and drilling a hole for the pole we put them in the barrel covered them with dirt. Did not hold plants. I took out the dirt. The next thing we did was cut a circle the size of the barrel bottom from fiber board put that in the bottom and nailed and bolted the cross 2x4s to it. We covered them with the dirt. That did not work. I took out the dirt. We using L shaped clamps bolted the fiberboard circle to the sides of the barrel. Put back the dirt. I can hang two basket still not sure if they will stand in a wind storm but there is no way four baskets can hang. We don't understand why the pole falls over. It could be I am not getting the pole to the bottom. Dr. John is going to watch as I put the baskets on the pole on Friday. Dr John works in the garage and I am doing the work outside. He can sit on the walker.
Now to the question of the bird house. The bird house project got postponed do to the problem of the hanging plants. The house is painted and on a pole that should be above Maggies leaping abilities. The pole will sit between the pickets on the fence. I put the L shaped brackets so we can fasten the pole keeping it standing. The top brackets are on, but the bottom are not. I would also like my daughter to help me put it up holding it while I fasten the pole.
Meantime the tomato plant is at Pennies she has a hanging pole which was in when we bought the house and it is in cement. We are not leaving them at Pennies because Dr John would to see them grow.
When Dr John said he had a dull day on Tuesday that did not include me. I went to bible study, and, when I came home I planted two rose bushes, and weeded out my front garden, and planted it. I used the hose for the first time this year, and found that the nozzle had cracked at the trigger and I got as wet as the plants.
We have had a rainy week, and the boy down the street did not cut the grass when the sun finally shone. We have very tall grass.