Breathing heavily under the weight of the wooden planks, she dragged them into place. Her muscles already felt like they were going to explode from the formidable task of unloading the truck’s heavy cargo, but now she had to drag those heavy wooden planks into place and secure them together. She could have used the help of three more people, but she found herself alone in this effort. In the end it would be a task with great rewards, but at the moment she wondered if she had the strength to carry out the job.
Okay, enough of the novel talk….if you haven’t gathered already…I’m making my garden boxes!! Woo-Hoo….finally!!!! I’ve wanted to do this for over a year and I’m finally doing it!
I went to Home Depot yesterday and chose my lumber (2 x 12 x 10 planks) of pine. I was going to have them delivered because my little Nissan Sentra is just not strong enough to carry that load, but I found out the delivery cost would be $79.00 — ouch!! Then I discovered that Home Depot also rents out their delivery trucks for $20.00/75 minutes!!
The nice guys at the Home Depot store loaded up my 15 – 2 x 12 x 10’s, attached the red flags to the back of the wood that was hanging over the edge, and I was off over the bay and through the town ….. 🙂 BUT, once I got home I was the only one there, so I had to unload all this wood so I could get the truck back on time. Whew, that was a heart-pumping experience! I got the truck back to Home Depot before my time was up and even got a $4.00 reimbursement for being on time!
Now the task of dragging all this wood into place to form my garden boxes was all mine. I plan on making 5 garden boxes and one little box for compost. This all took me way longer than I expected and I was only able to get 2 of the boxes put together, but that was quite an achievement for me and I must say, I feel very proud of myself :).
Here’s all the wood I hauled, by myself! Don’t be fooled, those suckers were really heavy!!
Then I had this little visitor fly over to see what I was doing! 🙂
I have 3 more of these 5′ x 10′ boxes to build. Then I’ll need to secure the garden fabric to the bottom (to keep the weeds out), fill them with good dirt/manure mixture and put up the fencing to divide my garden area from the rest of the yard. I have an arbor that I’m going to put over the gate to the garden on which I’d like to plant either wisteria….
I know that the grapes would be most practical since we could eat them. But the others sure are pretty, aren’t they?