Look at this old beautie! This 1948 red Ford pick-up belongs to my father-in-law. We borrowed it recently to haul 30 bails of pine straw from our local hardware store back to our front yard. I love this old truck. It has so much character and still runs very well.
When I moved down here I couldn't imagine paying for pine straw, but it turns out that down here in pine country it is used as a mulch in flower beds. It keeps the weeds down and helps to hold in moisture. So when in Rome....
I broke down 30 bails that day by myself and filled in this huge area in front of our house that sort of looks like landscaping. This is what the builder planted and it looks nice and clean, but I would have preferred a smaller area to landscape. It is still a work in progress. We enjoyed riding back and forth in this old work horse.
My Stepson once said, "anyone who owns a home needs a pick up truck. " I think he is right. Especially since our last work truck went to him and his lovely new bride when they bought their first home. Oh well. What are kids for. I have put a bug in hubby's ear about getting another work truck that I can flea in and use for odd jobs, etc. Of course I told him it needed to be old and very cute. Someting that I can girlie up. He just rolled his eyes. We'll see.
Here is the finished flower bed.