Not gonna lie… This next part…
Nearly. Wiped. Me. Out.
I am completely wasted after building the box for my new veggie garden. Thank God for my sis who is totally bad-ass in wielding a circular saw as well as a drill. There is no way in heaven or hell that I would have been able to do this without her!
Men, don’t ever take your upper body strength or muscles for granted. I’m sure this would have been a snap for you, but I barely escaped with my meager life after building this thing. I have a new sense of appreciation for your manly abilities, to be sure.
But despite my weakness…
I am woman hear me RAWR! After about 4 laborious hours of toil, we got the majority of it done!
We were feeling quite victorious after completing only the first layer, and paused to snap a photo of our accomplishment…
Little did we know, that was only the beginning of what turned out to be some very strenuous work.
We did not stop to take photos of the progression, because we were too busy busting our humps and trudging along to get as much of it finished as we could before the rain came, but here are a few shots we took afterwards. It ended up being a few inches higher than I had originally planned, but it will be easily accessible for me to garden in without hurting my knees. 🙂
Here it is from a few different angles…
Not too shabby for a couple of girls! 😉
It’s hard to tell from the photos, but there is about 3 feet around the perimeter of it which will leave plenty of room for maneuvering while gardening, and also for the mower to cut the grass around it.
The cedar we used smelled sooo amazing as we worked with it, and it’s such lovely wood. I wish the photos showed just how pretty it is…
We still need to drill in the two supports along the sides, and decide which is the best way to seal the inside between the boards so that dirt doesn’t seep through, but wow what a cool thing we’ve made so far!
I know I already said this in an earlier post, but I’m so thankful to my mom for letting me put this in her yard since I don’t have one of my own at the moment, and I can hardly wait to start planting!
Gardening is therapy for me! ♥