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Work Hard, Sit Loose. May 7, 2012

Posted by littlebangtheory in Dinner with TCR.
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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.



1. susan - May 7, 2012

you are truly awesome!

2. jomegat - May 7, 2012

I bent my car by overloading the roof rack about five years ago. I was bringing home a new, unassembled deck. Turns out you can’t really treat a Civic as a pickup truck.

3. littlebangtheory - May 8, 2012

Thanks, Susan. I couldn’t ask for more than your love and respect. 🙂

j, my car will recover (after a few leg-jacks from the inside.) And yeah, only a truck is a truck! 😆

4. susancrow - May 11, 2012

I’m sure the raised beds will be providing comestibles a long time hence. If I were to try making a raised bed with my skills and strength we’d now be looking at one made of canvas stretchers. You just can’t eat pictures of daisies.

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