Thursday, April 1, 2010

Garden Patch

Handy hubby showed up again last weekend and decided he wanted to make a rock screen for the garden. What you might ask is a rock screen? Well, first of all I have to tell you we have REALLY rocky soil at our house. We have to use a digging bar every time we want to dig even a two inch hole around here, so you can imagine how hard our little seeds have work to get up in our garden. So the screen is for keeping the dirt and getting rid of the rocks.

Hubby went to the hardware store and bought some heaving gage screen that cost $6.00. He used some wood scraps from around the house. He nailed the wood into a square and stapled the screen to the wood. He then attached legs with bolts to help it move back and forth.

Here is Addison and Robb working the dirt like no other. It is hard work, but the dirt looked fabulous. I can't wait to get the corn planted!

This was after two runs with the screen. Told you we have LOTS of rocks.

Now look at that beautifully screened dirt! Now I have to wait for the cold weather to get the heck of here so I can't get some tomatoes in the ground! Can't wait!

5 comments:

Kerin said...

Good Morning!
Looks like you've got the solution to your rock problem.
It'll be so nice not to have to fight the rocks :)
Have a great day!

fiberdoodles said...

We did the same thing about two years ago but it was not as nice as this one. Works great. We haven't even started on our garden yet ~ maybe soon. Have a wonderful Easter!

Tina ~ Blessings Friends. said...

we thought we had lots of rocks to deal with. I think I'll tell hubs we are NOT allowed to complain any longer. Wow. What a great idea though. Those little plants are gonna be happy to be able to spread their roots.

Tina ~ Blessings Friends. said...

we thought we had lots of rocks to deal with. I think I'll tell hubs we are NOT allowed to complain any longer. Wow. What a great idea though. Those little plants are gonna be happy to be able to spread their roots.

Amy said...

Smart think'n ...that's a good idea. Keep us posted on the corn. can't wait to see it growing!