Friday, May 6, 2011

The Lumber Has Arrived!

It finally arrived! We ordered the lumber last week and it arrived this morning.

This is quite the set up with a remote control doing all the directing. I just prayed it wouldn't land on my garden.

Its time to think about putting half of the raised beds together. The directors felt that having half of them built before opening day would save us some time. We will start to build the beds on May 14 at my place. Lets hope the weather warms up and the sun shines so we can get some work done.

I went to the site of our new community garden and saw that city crews had been busy. If you walk the site you will see the paint marks that outline our boundaries. You will also see these deep holes in the ground. The one above looks like a water line so it wont be long before they start digging to extend the line for us. Thanks go to the Corporation of Delta for paying the cost of the water line installation. Without water, we wouldn't have a garden.
Lots will happen over the next couple of weeks. I am having manure, compost and bark mulch shipped to our site closer to opening day. We are also looking for tools and hoses. We have had some garden tools donated but no hand tools yet. Hopefully we will be able to build a shed or metal structure on site to hold tools for all to use. Right now our focus is on getting things planted as soon as possible. I don't know about you, but this gardener likes to eat fresh harvested food.

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