I have no illusions that food in the grocery store is generally any better or worse than what we ourselves could produce, contrary to what some back-to-the-landers may think, but there is a sense of accomplishment there - and perhaps even a penny to be saved?
Since the installation of the new well, the space between the cabin and the sauna has been pretty desolate. So much so that last season I began to consider it more of a "rock garden" than even wild/natural terrain. I also had a stack of pretty weathered two by fours that were not going to be used for anything, and realized that my old battery box would have been an ideal planter - light bulb moment!
Over the past week, Kenny and I have cut the two by fours down to four foot lengths. Then I have notched them top and bottom to create a two inch wide notch, one inch deep. This lets them connect together in exactly the same manner as the sauna and cabin.
|You can see a bit of newspaper peeking out.|
|You can see multiple beds! I can imagine them heading off into the distance.|
|Lots of space for the ATV.|
So far today he has transplanted some of the weedy flowers in the area into his bed. Hopefully tomorrow I can purchase some soil to add to my and Donna's beds.
I am hopeful for how they will work out. I have kept them far enough apart to get the ATV in between with the trailer. I also left the top board notched, so they can be added to vertically if we decide we don't wish to bend over quite so far in the future.
Hopefully future pictures are to come!
|Bonus cute toad picture.|