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.

Rasied Beds and Bee YardAnd speaking of the bees, the bee yard got a few upgrades recently as well.  You can see the three hives in the background on their new bee stool.  The new stand should accommodate about 8 hives if we want to grow that big.  In front of the hives is a little hinged screen fence that will have some climbing flowers in a few months.

In front of that are four new raised beds and a couple of cold frames to help the young plants along.  As we replace more windows in the house, well save the old sashes and add more cold frames in the coming years.  With the groundwork laid, Lisa is ready for a lot of planting fun!

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