I have not published in a while because I have been busy. Today is my wife’s birthday and it is an important birthday (but I am not allowed to say which one), so I thought I would do something special.
She enjoys gardening – but her favorite pastime has become less than enjoyable due to knee problems, so I built her some raised planters.
I had saved some wood from an old deck knowing one day it would come in handy. That is Scooter supervising.
First I built the ends.
Then the sides.
Next I pieced them together.
After I completed the box, I installed joists and laid down the floor. This raises the garden to a comfortable height.
While I was installing the railings, someone came by to help. Twiggy is a stray who wandered into our yard last fall and took up residence in the shed.
She soon returned to work on a project of her own.
This is what she has been up to. The quintuplets are two weeks old.
After lining it with plastic, I used a two wheel dolly to haul it out to the garden. The thing weighs a good 200 lbs.
Once in position, I laid drainage tile along the bottom and installed hoses to keep it from filling with water after a heavy rain.
Last of all, I filled the planters with gardening soil and turned them over to my wife.
Update: the rabbits who count on our garden for snacks have informed me that they are not amused – and if you understood how big, burly and thuggish these rabbits are…. well… it is best to keep them amused.