|'A few more days and we'll eat the cat.'|
First, we tore up the sod under where the bed would go. We went for the more eco-friendly, gas free tilling option by using a manual tiller (in other words, Brian couldn't figure out how to get the roto-tiller the neighbor loaned us to start!) The blisters are still raw...six by four sounds small until you have to tear it up yourself!
|Brian earning his keep, and putting his back into tilling|
In addition, our soil is a well drained loamy-sand. There were far fewer rocks than anticipated, and so many fat earthworms that I'll never be buying bait again. Worms are another indicator of healthy soils.
|Brian adding the finishing touches to our first raised bed|