Pictured above is the new garden addition we have been working on. It measures 40' x 40' which will be enclosed with a fence. This area will be all raised beds and the greenhouse.
Right now it's a hap-hazard arrangement, but, there is a method to our madness. Since we no longer have to take wheel barrow after wheel barrow of soil and compost one at a time, we've decided to lay out a bed, bring the tractor over with the contents to fill, dump, then move on to the next. We've just started the assembly line and hope to get most of them filled this weekend.
We are building a variety of sizes for the raised beds - some as small as 4' x 4' and others as long as 4' x 28'. We found 4' wide a comfortable width for working. The beds that will butt up along the fenceline will only be 2' wide since we will not be able to get to the other side.
We are making the beds out of pine. Cedar was just way out of budget considering the number of raised beds we will be constructing.
The larger square with the 4 x 4's is where the greenhouse will sit. The space between the greenhouse and the first bed leaves space for the rain barrel. It's a slight downhill slope, so, gravity should do us well in regards to watering with it.
Once we get further along, I'll take more pics so you can see the progress of the beds and what we will be planting in them. So exciting, I must add.
In the meantime, the cycle of life goes on and shares its' beauty.
What has this girl all stretched out????
Maybe she got a glance at this!
Don't worry little hen - it's just for chopping wood.