Garden progress

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.
~Margaret Atwood

Hello and welcome in
There's been  progress since last time
 a steady hum and buzzing around getting this spot ready
fresh coat of paint on the old gate
 I ended up painting while it was snowing- weather in Montucky is wild
 Corner posts are in

 A lot of sweat, elbow grease
 and a few "choice words" have gone into this
 but I am commited

We are reusing old metal roofing for the raised beds
 this garden is all about trying to re purpose and spending less
Speaking of re purpose...
 We timed setting up the garden just right with the remodel.
 As our front door was being replaced...I looked at the shape- perfect for a raised bed
  the old front door has a new home.
Putting cardboard to block the existing weeds underneath
 the cardboard came from the new appliances for the house

  A really good project for Auggie to help out- the kids are really excited about the garden
...but sometimes you just need to take a rest
 fire wood has made a good little space
 I like the roundness- it brakes up the garden space a bit
We scored on fencing
 our neighbor in town across Base Camp was tearing her old fencing down
going to look great 
This idea came from Pinterest where strawberries and herbs are planted
in the palettes
 they also make a great structural corner + they're free!

I have to say so far this has been so fun
 and a few family members have been involved
 which makes it even "funner"


  1. It is looking great Camilla. So nice to see everyone pitching in to help. And I love all the re-purposing, gotta love when stuff finds a second use. Have fun, and enjoy your weekend. xo

  2. Oh Wow... you guys are going great guns both inside and out !!! It's wonderful how you are repurposing existing materials for your garden...I know it is going to look great. Have a great weekend

  3. Love the looks of your new garden spot! I would love to see the Pinterest link you saw that inspired you.

  4. So many exciting things happening in your world right now, Camilla! I will look forward to many more garden posts here I hope : )

  5. How exciting! The spring is a great time for new projects and yours are looking wonderful. I love that you are repurposing stuff, we like to do that too, it's fun like you say :)

  6. Your garden is looking great. It flurried snow here this week too and frost yesterday among the daffodils. I pulled all the seedlings out of the greenhouse and back into the garage and was glad.. we've gone from 80 degrees to 28 degrees overnight. The weather is crazy this year. Your raised beds are going to be great! Enjoy!!

  7. Looking good, you are very ambitious with all that you have going on.

  8. Your garden is looking lovely. So great to be able to do the project together!

  9. Looking good! I love how you're reusing materials.
    The photos are amazing as usual...telling us a story. Love it!

  10. Looks great. We just spent the weekend replacing a gate post much like yours and making our first raised beds - using logs, carton, rotten wood and our chicken and rabbit dung - for the moment all it has cost us is our time.
    Good luck with the rest of your garden.

  11. Oooh, this is going to be great! I love reusing stuff in the garden - our allotment shed was built from pallets, bits of an old shed, roofing felt pulled out of a neighbour's skip, and an old bi-fold shower door that we still had from an old bathroom that we pulled out a few years ago.

    I love the idea with the raised beds made from metal roofing - brilliant use of materials and it looks great!

  12. I spent a bunch of time in my garden over the weekend as well. Spring is filled with so much hope, isn't it?

  13. Omg your garden is going to be amazing!!!


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