Sunday, May 6, 2012

Saving the Garden from the Hens

Geesh it has been a month. A busy month of volunteering at school and for scouts. And a friend hooked me up with a small freelance writing job, which is sucking up most of my crafting time. That's not bad, it just shows I still need to adjust--and I am getting used to the research and how to best do it.

Anyhoo! The veggie garden is pretty much nonexistent this year. Due to some ladies deciding it is the best place for dust baths.
Whadda ya looking at?
With just one ancient overgrown chard having survived this assault, we have not planted anything new. And it's May. Not good.

After some poking around on pinterest, online reading, a trip to Home Depot, another trip to Home Depot for more chicken wire, and two stalls due to rain, we finally have a solution.
Garden bed cover
I hinged the cover, since it is to large and awkward for one person to lift up and over to get it off or on the bed—the bed is 8 feet x 3.5 feet. An empty cat-litter bucket provides a nice support.
Next yard project? Building another raised bed. And another cover.
Doubles as a time-out cage ;)

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