Springtime Distractions

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Raised Beds

With the April Showers tapering off, the end of Mud Season is here!  The last couple of weekends have had a few other projects distracting me from my backhoe engine work.  First up is a nice little birdbath made from an aromatic cedar log a friend gave Lisa.

BirdbathI chainsawed a slot up the side of the post, and cut a recess in the top so that when winter arrives, we can place one of the ugly, but integrally heated, plastic birdbaths on the post.  For now, we’ll get to enjoy this whimsical glass butterfly bowl.  I hope our birds and bees like it too.

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Springtime Distractions Redux

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Raised Beds

treeBreaksAnd these are the cold frames two days later.  Lisa did not even get a chance to put plants in her new raised beds before we had a little bit of a windstorm and one of the NEIGHBOR’S trees fell on the cold frames.

treeBreaks2Not a single sash on the rear box escaped damage.  Panes were knocked out of all four sashes; both sides of the cold frame got hit.  One picket in the bee screen was broken as well so it looks like I’ll be spending a little more time on the garden.