Thursday, May 13, 2010

Soil Screen And Lumber

Everything takes so much longer than I think it will, but I finally got the soil screen built. After I finished putting together my soil screen I went around looking for lumber the right length to fit the planter beds.

I'm sure I should have built the planter boxes first, but that would have been too easy. About now I'm thinking I should try planter beds without boxes. I can try those kinds of beds out next time I make some above ground hugelkultur.

We have a friend who gave us scrap lumber he didn't want that is perfect for the planter boxes. He cuts his own lumber from trees on his property so I know it is not treated with anything. And he cuts his lumber thicker than purchased lumber so I hope it will last longer.

Next chore is to haul out my miter saw to cut the long boards. I tried to find boards that were already a size I could use and got lucky. I only need to cut four long boards, but they are wet and heavy so I propped them up to dry out a bit.

It was in the sunny 70's today so I made myself go outside and work on the beds. The chicken pen is still too wet to dig up... I'll check it again tomorrow. This is a neat combination planter bed/chicken coop.

Kristine says she is still tired and sleepy all the time. I had a few days where I was so tired I just took the days off. Better to rest than get sick again. Kristine said that people can catch this weird cold again and it is worse the second time. Don't want that! 

(May 13, 2009)

[3 eggs today]



Tanya said...

Don't catch cold again! With all the work you seem to get done you seem extremely healthy or else in danger of wearing yourself out. Take care!

lisa said...

Coming along nicely! We love having the saw mill, even if we do have to purchase the logs to saw! My hubby has been off work and doing alot of building here, redoing our old chicken house for meat chickens and of course we still have a pig house and the regular chicken house for layin chickens!

JoyceAnn said...

I wish it would rain , we haven't had enough rain to settle the dust in over two months and since I have no way to irrigate , we haven't planted the garden. I did plant potatoes in March and have cabbage growing in the raised were they can be watered.
The garlic is dying back and will have to be dug sooner than it should , it's looking to be a sad garden season around here.
That is a cute chicken coop /planter box. Now I need to get off the computer and head outside to clean the chicken coop.

~ Earthy Blessings ~

Dog Hair in my Coffee said...

When I left for school (work) this morning, I opened the door and said, "Oh, Chickens on my porch" as my three girls were climbing the steps and were waiting by the house door. It made me think of you!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

What a project Callie!! This bug really sounds like a hard one to shake, and I'm glad you're keeping in mind to not wear yourself out catching up on everything!

Kateri said...

I can relate to "everything takes longer then I think it will." Especially when you are sick. But little by little things get done.

I totally love that chicken coop planter.