I just found out I have kind of collection of my pictures taken with... wheelbarrows. And I am not just posing with them, I actually work! Well, I am posing with the only one - this one:
The picture is taken in
, just when I moved to Viking Museum Canada. As you can see, the wheelbarrow is made in old Viking
style, all wooden, with only metal frame on the wheel. As for Canada or USA,
this kind of wheelbarrow are already a museum artefacts, in modern Ukraine,
where I am originally from, many households still have it, so did mine.
Also, more and more new styles of wheelbarrows are appear on Ukrainian market nowadays. They have a metal ones as well, like this one, which I work with in one of my travels to
Ukraine, at the archaeological excavation of the medieval castle in West Ukrainian city of Skalat:
Finally, I would like to show you my current wheelbarrow, which I work with nowadays in
Canada, on my garden. The picture is taken in 2010, when we just
started our Canadian garden:
What do I have on the top of this wheelbarrow? A sifter for the topsoil! Everyone in
Canada knows how topsoil is rocky over here - not like in Ukraine, where it is soft like a butter. So I have insisted that
my husband Ron made me that sifter and I will sift the topsoil from the rocks.
I didn't want to make a raising bed for growing my vegetables, like everyone is
doing here - I wanted to have my garden in Ukrainian style. Ron said absolutely
reasonably that it will take me a lifetime to drain of the rocks through this
sifter, but he made me one, anyway.
After first year of my gardening, I could see, Ron was right, so I gave up on sifting. I just picked up bigger rocks, that's it. Main thing, that top soil is fertile, just like in
Ukraine, and my garden is growing great! The picture with my
wheelbarrow and the sifter are just a part of my Canadian gardening memorabilia