Just to prove that it's not all about fiber and complaining about high gas prices and predicting the fall of Western civilization around here, I thought I'd share another "green" project.
Before (note the absence of vegetation in our vegetable garden--and that gorgeous wisteria over my garden gate!):
Tomatoes, snap peas, beans, squash, eggplant, cucumbers, strawberries, lettuce, peppers, basil, chives, and zucchini:
Our perpetual garden resident seems to approve:
For those who might be wondering, he's an endangered California Desert Tortoise. I inherited him from my aunt, who rescued him from a poacher some thirty years ago. By law he cannot be re-released into the wild or removed from the state, so when she moved to Colorado a couple of years ago, she left him with me. He is at least thirty-five, maybe older. No one really knows how long they live, but 75+ years is a conservative estimate. He just came out of hibernation.
And just because she looked so darned cute: