the garden has been started!! we had this truckload of wood and a pallet of cement delivered for the fence.
my husband stayed home and helped! this was so great for so many reasons....1. it went way faster
2. he loves doing this kind of stuff and its a great stress reliever for him 3. our entire family participated and made this memory together!
i was so happy that evening, when the day was done, thinking about how our children will always remember building the garden with opa and mom and dad and their siblings.....
here is the first hole being drilled. the men had to drill 26 holes for the posts.
setting the four corner posts was the most crucial. it was great to see my dad and husband work so well together. actually, there was one corner that they debated if it was square or not....but that was just funny! :) sorry.
okay...this was my job. i had to paint sticky, black tar on the bottoms of all the posts! i also nailed eight nails into the bottom of the posts before i painted them. i'm not sure what the nails were for but i just did what my dad said :) he's built more fences than me.
i am currently, as a result of this project, sporting a lovely farmer's tan that i must take care of before a family wedding...yikes!
twenty-six posts means twenty-six bags of 80 lbs. cement. again, so glad my husband was around! i carried two of these bags and retired from that job.
another funny. at the very end of the project we realized the pallet of cement was short 1 bag. by that point i was covered with black tar and looking very dirty and wearing a huge straw hat. i was voted to go to the local hardware store, grace them with my presence, and purchase the needed bag of cement. lovely.
each post was set to precision. dancy helped with the hose and was the "water girl" while boone was the "level man". here mr. daddy is pushing the water around in the cement.
dancy helped push the cement on several of the posts.
deanie helped pound nails in the bottom of each garden post.
these two little boys just took it all in. they caught a toad, walked through a mud puddle to soak their socks, and road bikes around in the woods. no, dubs can not ride a bike yet, but he wants to so bad!
this post hole digger attachment was the life saver of the day.
almost done with a days work. storms are rolling through today so we're hoping to get back at it on thursday.
we also finalized the size of the raised beds to go inside the garden. there will be twelve 4x12 beds laid out in two rows.
to see the inspiration and early prep for the garden click HERE.