Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Old McDonald Had a Farm . . .

I have been leaving all the drywall I am removing from the walls inside the house in the event it might rain and make it more difficult to bag up the drywall and take it to the dump - an expensive proposition.

Well, I was talking to a friend last week about how the renovation is going and she said she has a drywaller friend who has a farmer call him every year and ask for all the old drywall that he removes from the projects he is working on.  Why you ask?

So that he can lay it out in his fields in the fall before the rains come.  The rain then soaks the drywall, the drywall breaks up and the gypsum, the stuff drywall is made of, can be tilled into the ground to make the soil less acid.

So, yesterday I threw all the drywall I had previously removed from the bedroom walls out the window and placed it out all over the 3-foot tall grass.

Now, all the grass underneath the drywall will will break up under the drywall and in the spring we will get a rototiller and till in all the disintegrated drywall and the grassy mulch.  Then we can decide where the garden will go!

Ha! Not expensive trips to the dump and no more grass to mow!!

Also, I was up in Newport, Oregon vending at a quilt show this past weekend and I asked a friend from Church if he would drive by the house on his way to and from work just to make sure everything was okay.

Not only did he make sure that the house was safe, but when I got home at 9:00 p.m. Saturday night after a long weekend this is what I cam home to ~

Wow!!  The entire front yard had been mowed.  I burst into tears Saturday night and thanked Heavenly Father for all the wonderful people He has put into my life!!  Thanks, Norbert, you are an Angel!!


  1. What a fun plan for the drywall. :)
    Oh, I want to give Norbert a hug and make him cookies!!

  2. That is something knew I haven't heard before. I wonder if it would help break up clay which is really acidic too. Thank heaven for wonderful friends.

  3. Wow lots of progress and what a wonderful person your friend is. Great to get tips like this too.

  4. What an ingenious idea, and it makes lots of sense! They mine the gypsum for that drywall here and what the do is ugly, so I'm glad to see it being repurposed. Such a kind gesture, mowing your property for you!


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