Saturday, May 2, 2009

We Dig It

This is our beautiful new raised garden bed! At Home Depot today the boys and I bought two landscape timbers for $3.94 apiece and four HUGE nails that looked like baby railroad spikes for $1.95 apiece and came home & built this. Built is a word used loosely in this scenario.

We also purchased a mild jalapeno pepper plant, a stevia which has the sweetest leaves in the whole world and taste nothing like that horrible sweetener that carries their name, and a cilantro.

We'll have to go back tomorrow for another landscape timber and some more nails but this is very exciting stuff. We had a rough time getting rid of the grass. It's a very small planter and in my mind the grass shoveled up very easily with our flat edge shovel but in reality it was hours of hard work with shovel and hoe and two very tired boys helping me.

I didn't get a picture, but we found a record breaking earth worm that was easily two feet long and was VERY snake-like. Since our hands were coated with loads of clay dirt, he didn't squirm to get away from us when we picked him up like they normally do. I'll show pics tomorrow if we get another rain-free spell and can finish our creation. It's about 2 feet wide and 8 feet long.
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