Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Spring Work

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I took this lovely daffodil shot on Saturday when Donnie and I were creating a garden spot for me and the boys this plant this spring/summer.  As we ate lunch, red vermillion snapper pan fried on a cast iron skillet on the gas grill and brussel sprouts, we sat close to the daffodils I planted in November.  They looked so l ovely in the sun and it was warm...near 70.

Today of course it's another world out there again with temps hovering near freezing and school closed due to ice accumulation farther north in our county.

Here are some pictures of the garden.  

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It took us about 6 hours total to do it right.  We bought the cedar wood raised bed kits at our local Home Depot as well as the dirt.  Donnie did a great job getting my old tiller running and levelling and installing the  boards.  There is some rebar reinforcement.  Because this spot is on a short hill, we were able to stretch 3 4'x4' kits into a 24' x 4' area (no boards on the back and only one board for support between each 4' section.  I spent a good bit of time with the mattox taking a first pass at the roots so the tiller could do the rest.  I'll be starting seeds with the kids soon...the usual suspects like tomatoes, cucumbers, and squash. as well as some herbs.  Wish us luck because between deer, squirrels, and other critters it could be hard going.  We'll be putting up some sort of wire fencing but trying to decide how high and how to do it without making it too difficult for me to work the soil.

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