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Our latest project..

Written on October 6, 2009 by Kevin.

Over the past year or so we have had a small garden in our small backyard. The kids have enjoyed watching the sunflowers grow from seeds to over 7 feet tall. We have basil, peppers, tomatoes, and citrus. Some of it has worked out while others have faded away. We have been attacked by mating bugs, flying bugs and recently mushrooms. We are pressing on however by creating a raised garden bed. With a bit of planning, this is the beginning. The kids will have a small place to sit while outside and we can keep a nice garden at a height that we can all work on.

I am certainly not Bob Villa but I do have a lot of experience watching the home shows as a kid. I like to think I know a lot about building things but when it comes down to it, my skills are far less than my imagination.

The pictures below are the initial layout. Yesterday after work, I cemented everything together so we should be able to fill it in with soil today. Today will be the day of conquer or defeat. Did my poor masonry skills hold strong? Will everything come crumbling down from the pressure of the soil? We will soon find out.

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