|It starts with black gold: loam and compost mix. |
8 cubic yards trucked in on Thursday morning from Martin's Farm.
No pics on the box-making process, but it was a straightforward process. We put two 2'x8'x12" and two 2'x4'x12" joined simply by butting them together. The beds were reinforced with 4"x4" posts in each corner.
Once the boxes were made, we had a long debate about placement.
|My dad surveying the line-up.|
The crew (including me) outlined the boxes, cut away the sod and tilled and leveled the land beneath.
|Pete and the pitchfork.|
|Nathan (9) took turns on the pitchfork.|
|Always time for a laugh.|
|We used these babies to move soil to the beds.|
|The beds were mostly filled by Saturday evening.|
|After Easter brunch, we topped off the beds with more soil.|
|Leftover soil, but it will not be wasted.|
|Found in this the field.|
Perhaps we could rehab and use on our future farm *wink*....
|What a weekend! |
One day to gather and purchase materials.
Two and a half days of assembling, digging, tilling, leveling, shoveling, raking and more leveling.
Our next steps are to install drip irrigation and plant. It's a bit too cold to start planting most of the flowers except for the sweet peas and anemones.