Poor Vince. There’s always something I need for him to do. This afternoon we were outside and I walked around to the side of the house where I don’t usually go and he said “Don’t go there!” I asked why and he said “That’s an area you haven’t had me dig up or build anything yet and I know you will come up with something for me to do if you think about it long enough.” I didn’t say anything but that’s where I’m thinking would be a perfect spot for a chicken coop! 🙂
Today he was going to build two more raised beds. See the landscape timbers up against the fence? The timbers are 8′ and that’s the distance between the fence posts so he’s going to line them up with the fence posts and leave an extra section of fence empty between each raised bed .. like this: Posts #1 and 2 will have a raised bed in front of them, then he’ll leave the space between 2 and 3 open and put another raised bed in between 3 and 4. Otherwise, the raised beds would be almost continuous and we couldn’t walk between them. I may end up putting two straw bales back to back in between the raised beds.
I wanted a “trellis” on one long side of one bed. I want to grow loofah, though I’ll have to get a good start inside because they need a longer growing season than we have; I’d like to grow Seminole pumpkins . Those both need a strong trellis.
Vince started digging holes so he could put the posts for the trellis in concrete and this is how many rocks he got out of one small hole!
I came outside to tell him it was time to eat and thought he’d be over by the fence and he wasn’t there. He wasn’t near his tools and then I saw him.
Then I found him . . taking a break in the shade. Busting up those rocks is hard work. I’m sure glad he’s happy to build all my crazy projects.