This process is taking much longer than we anticipated, in large part because it won’t stop raining.
This is where we finally moved my wood pile. When we moved into this house in Nov./Dec., we were trying to beat the bad weather and the wood was piled next to the driveway. The plan was to move it to a spot beside the house and put in a garden where the wood had been.
It has taken forever!
I didn’t get a before pic of the old wood pile, but after getting it all moved and the grass trimmed, this is what our new garden area looked like.
We decided on a raised-bed garden. The frame actually went together pretty quickly.
We then lined it with landscape fabric and had a load of dirt delivered.
And then the rains came again. I really wanted to finish this post with wonderful plants planted nicely, but we have been waiting for the mud to dry out enough to work in. Who knows how long that will take. Like a good portion of the Midwest, we have had rain, are having rain, or expecting lots more rain.
Purging my over abundance of stuff has me looking at things with a critical eye. While moving one son asked me what I was going to do with some of the weathered boards that were split and broken. Well, to most people these scraps probably should have never been saved, but the rustic, natural, oldness (is that a word?) appeals to me.
I created stencils with my Cricut…
…sized and cut boards for each stencil…
…stenciled the signs…
…and attached rusty wire hangers.
They didn’t seem quite done, so I raided my oldest son’s tackle box for bobbers to put on the fishing signs.
When we moved, two large baskets of toy cars surfaced. Since my kids are grown, I figured I was safe to pilfer a few for the mudding sign.
Lastly, I dug out some metal stars and bottle caps for the garden signs.