As we walked up to the garden, we were greeted by two Turkey Vultures (which seemed to bode badly). One landed on the barn and I managed to get this shot. Apparently, April is peak courting time for these two, so they were boyfriend/girlfriend! Maybe it didn’t bode so badly…
Task for the day: Take these 2″x10″x8′ and turn them into 18 4’x8′, 4 4’x4′, and 1 2’x8′ beds, 23 beds in all. I figured this would take two days.
Big A cut…
…and I cut. And eventually we turned 26 8-footers into 52 4-footers. Neither of us had ever touched a circular saw in our lives, so it’s a wonder we’ve still got all of our digits and limbs. No treats for you, Turkey Vultures!
Kevin, the carousel horse, looks on approvingly. So far, so good…
Aaaand…putting stuff together.
Kevin’s all, “For me? You shouldn’t have!”
Our very first garden bed.
For perspective. 4’x8′ is pretty big!
For better perspective and fun. We could probably fit two Big As in there quite comfortably.
Ack! They’re multiplying!
Slowly taking over the garden area (note Kevin is taking his afternoon nap).
Aaand…finished! Twenty-three beds, and it did not take us two days. We got out there at about 10am and finished at about 6pm, with an hour lunch in between. Pretty good! Again, considering we’ve never done anything like this before.
So, the next task is to go through and level the ground each bed is sitting on, and make sure the bottoms are setting evenly. That is going to tear up my back, I can feel it just thinking about it…
And after a long day of work…
…a cold one on the porch.
Cold One Cam.
And there you have it. Beds for the garden are constructed. Just have to level them out and fill them with dirt (which will be a massive saga, but I won’t get into that quite yet). See you Friday!