Ice Breaker – Summer Bucket List

Each week on The Stretched Blog, I ask an ice breaker question. The questions are designed to help us get to know each other here in The Stretched Community. I’ll provide my answer to the question here in the post, and then you can leave your response in the comments. While you’re in the comments section, see how others answered the ice breaker question.

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Today marks the beginning of August.  For most of us, this means it’s time to start thinking about school and the start of fall.  While summer officially ends in late September, many consider Labor Day the official end of summer.  This means we have one month left of summer.  There are so many things I want to do with this rest of this season.  Today’s Ice Breaker should get you thinking about how you want to spend the rest of your summer.  At the beginning of the summer, our family created a summer bucket list.  I’m happy to say we’ve accomplished most of the things on the list.

Question:  What is one thing you would like to do or accomplish before the end of the summer?

My Answer:  This year, our garden did not get very good attention.  As a result, our vegetable production is very low and our weed production is very high.  Looking out into our garden last night, I said to Leanne “It’s time for a garden makeover.”  During the rest of the summer (and probably into fall), I’d like to redesign, reorganize, and redo our garden.  This is the perfect time to get things in order for next year’s growing season.  This will involve several truck loads of manure, many hours of weed pulling and excavation, and the installation of a higher (and more attractive) fence.  I’m excited to start dreaming about what our garden may look like next year.  After doing some research, I may even make it a little smaller which is probably a good thing.

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