It has been a really mild winter and quite busy getting the vegetable garden prepared for planting next month, the soil is too cold just yet and we are still getting frosts.
My small compost bin was getting full and was always a short term build, so my husband dug out for the posts and made a new compost area with three sections from pallets. He used a few steel waratahs to make it a bit more sturdy and an old section of picket fence on the end facing toward the house.
|Old picket fence comes in handy.|
|Pallets, pallets, pallets !!!|
All of the compost from the old bin went straight onto the vegetable gardens, along with some old straw and chook poop from the chook house (will be thinking about getting chickens again sometime soon).We had planted a green crop of Lupins and this had already been dug in to the garden.
|The big vege garden dug over and getting ready for planting.|
|All the spinach and silver beet eaten by the sparrows !|
|All the natives are growing like crazy.|
|Narcissus paper whites in bloom, the daffodils will be next.|
The garage was repiled and all of the bottom board and batten removed, so it was time to put something back on, as a new garden box is in the plan. And because I hate to waste anything I decided to use the old Rimu boards. Some were a bit rotten from sitting against the soil, so they all got a trim and cut to fit the slope, they may not look pretty, but there is still many years of use left in them, it takes a long time to rot Rimu ! And I had fun using the circular saw, something I have never used before, having a table saw and drop saw.
|Nope, not pretty, but the new garden box will sit in front.|
|Post holes dug and ready to start building, exciting looking at a pile of dirt !|