How I ruined my Memorial day Weekend...
Well, I spent some time thinking and thanking those that have made my living in the US of A possible, and then promptley got around to ruining my memorial day weekend.
Knowing that the last frost day for my area is May 15th, I started a few months ago trying to dig some post holes so i could expand the few raised beds we had to a real garden. Last year I pounded some t-posts into the ground and used chicken wire to keep the rabbits out. This year I decided I wanted a real garden.
The biggest problem is that the ground we have isn't really soil, but more like a collection of rocks, separated by some alkiline sand and weed seeds.
I tried renting one of those one man post hole diggers, but discovered all it was good for was punching myself in the abdomen. I used it and managed to get the 5 main corner posts, and gate posts dug.
Knowing that using a digging bar, or as my friend calls it, the idiot stick, was a lost cause, I found a cheap jackhammer on Ebay. That thing managed to cut my time for digging a post hole from 1.5 hours down to about .5 hours.... So to me, it was worth it. I finally managed to get all the post holes dug, raised beds built and filled, and the fence put up around it today.
I'm still not finished, I have some anti-rabbit-digging barriers to put in, I need to trim the tops of the fence posts, and of course, we need to finish off putting the plants in the ground.
But I'm darn happy with it and the Mater plants we put in the ground today seem to be kind of happy too....
Just wanted to share...
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