Work Hard, Sit Loose. May 7, 2012Posted by littlebangtheory in Dinner with TCR.
Tags: des saucisses, raised beds, tube-steaks, viande a la ronde
I spent the weekend building raised beds in the dooryard, a place to grow tomatoes away from the nightshade blight which haunts our garden. I got 2X12s from a local sawmill yesterday, real 2x12s, not the planed down sissy-boards they sell at Home Depot.
Jeezus, they were heavy! Took me 45 minutes to get the four twelve-footers on top of my ride! Crushed the roof rack and stove in the roof on the way home, despite my gentle driving. Guess that’s what you get when it’s growing one day and boards the next.
Anyway, I diced up the wood and assembled the boxes, toasting my drill along the way:
…and got one of them filled with a mixture of top-soil and composted cow manure before I bonked.
I had just enough of a reserve to light a wood fire and grill dinner in the yard as the light faded:
Viande a la Ronde, served with pain grille, kim-chee and spicy brown mustard, plus a suitably classy libation.
Now it’s off to bed with me.