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We’re Coming Along……

Drilling the Holes

Drilling the Holes

In my last post I was telling you that we are revamping our garden area.  We rented an auger to dig some post holes, and the posts are in!  Cement and all!

Post Hole Auger

Post Hole Auger

Here’s a picture of that beauty!  Looks like it would be a breeze to do doesn’t it?  Well……the ground was a little wet as you went down, and we went down about 2 1/2 feet.  So sometimes we hit water.  And then about half of the time we had to get on each side of the handle and rock the auger back and forth to get it back out.  LOL!  I’m sure we were a sight!

Digging Post Holes

Digging Post Holes

 

Poles Ready for Cement

Posts Ready for Cement

We set each post into the holes so that they were ready for cement.  You can see that I had the old wire rolled up in the old garden area.  And one of the beds was setting in there.  I pulled the rest of the metal posts out.  We changed our plans as we went along, (always  seems to go that way) and decided to put in more wood posts, and took out all of the metal ones.  We are changing from using our 4 foot fence to 6 foot. The deer are a real problem here, they bed in the woods right behind the house so we decided since the post are tall enough, we will put in the taller fencing wire.

Cemented in Poles

Cemented in Poles

So on Sunday, we went back to Home Depot and picked up 7 more posts, and 7 more bags of pre-mix concrete.   We did 15 holes for the posts and one for a pear tree I had to plant.

Ready for Fencing

Ready for Fencing

So here is the garden today.  We had a heavy frost last night.  I have been tilling the old garden spot up and removing the grass and leveling it for the beds.  I have one placed where it is going to be.  I’m getting ready to fill it up for planting.  I hope to get some tomato plants at farmer’s market this weekend to put in there.  I need to bring the other 3 beds down and place them, and dig out any grass in that area.  My garden is going to total 36′ wide and 48′ long.  We have a couple of blueberry bushes and a 20′ row of Cascade berries my son gave to me when he was clearing out his garden area.  So we have a good start.

How are your gardens coming along?  Have you been able to plant yet?  Please share, I would love to hear about your garden!

Enjoy your week!

 

 

 

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