Apr 9, 2012

Weekend wrap

Saturday consisted of knocking together some raised beds for MrsZ's garden, then spending the evening at a gathering. Laughs, drinks, playful puppies, and general fun. Good time, but I reached my limit of people and we departed a bit earlier than many.

Sunday we slept in a bit, then had Easter dinner with my family. A few quick errands downtown and then home. MrsZ puttered with plants and I just relaxed.

Not much else to tell.

Have a moon.


Old NFO said...

Sounds like a good weekend overall! :-)

On a Wing and a Whim said...

Sounds like a great weekend!

How high are your raised beds, and are you doing for the majority of it - loam, fill dirt, compost, punked wood?

ZerCool said...

NFO, it definitely wasn't bad. Another ten degrees of temperature would have been OK too, but that's a pretty minor quibble.

Wing - the set we knocked together over the weekend is 3" high, because we had a small pile of scrap 1x3s lying around from siding the garage a couple years ago. I have no idea what they're going to be filled with - probably compost, a healthy dose of chicken coop scrapings and goat stall scrapings, and some peat or other similar stuff. I'm just the hired help. ;-)

Delicate Flower said...

Wing- Right now I'm just flipping the top few inches of soil from the paths into the beds. That basically fills up the beds as high as I really want them at this point. The corner braces stick up out of the beds so I can easily add more height in the future. Hopefully we'll use cedar at that point, but the 1x3's are what we had laying around so that's what we used.

I'll fill the paths with bulk mulch so I have *something* to walk on. The beds will get mulched with newspapers/grass clippings when I transplant everything out. I'll work in compost (goat/chicken bedding and kitchen/yard scraps) in the fall after it's had some time to break down and put pretty much everything into cover crops over the winter. The goats and chickens will enjoy what the winter doesn't kill.