Task Avoidance can be wearying, as all Lichtenbergians know. It’s the driving force behind Lichtenbergianism‘s success, after all: putting off all the stuff you need to work on eventually drives you crazy enough to do the work.
Thus it was with my garden markers project. I just kept putting it off until it had to be done, and now… well, we’ll come back to that.
The concept was simple. I needed herb garden markers that would a) identify the weirdo herbs I’ve planted without making me put on my glasses; b) remind me what they’re used for (coughs, flavoring, etc.), along with any notes about harvesting, etc. Simple enough, but it took weeks.
I bought a cedar board and cut it into little blocks.
I drilled holes into the bottoms:
I sanded them mostly smooth:
I designed a little template for my information, printed those out, and affixed them to the blocks with Mod Podge, of all things. (It was the outdoor variety, supposedly weather proof.)
I cut 8″ lengths of 1/8″ steel dowel, inserted those into the holes, and stuck them into the ground:
And we’re done!
Only not really. I made a dozen blocks. I needed about eighteen. Maybe next month…