We had a nice weekend. It was sunny and the days warmed up after cold nights. Saturday we cut the grass for the first time this year. It was nice to get back on the lawnmower. Of course, by August, I will be very tired of yard work.
Saturday, we also started work on our raised garden beds. We got all the boards cut. Sunday afternoon I painted the boards with redwood deck stain. I'm hoping that the stain will keep the boards from cracking and bowing so bad. We are making 3 beds - two will be 12' x 6', and one will be 6' x 6'. You can see one of the beds we now have in the picture. It's a square made of railroad ties which have completely rotted. Also, the current squares are not deep enough. We're using 10" boards for the new beds. I called today to get prices on truck loads of top soil. I'm hoping we can get the beds put together one night this week.
I've started a long list of chores I need to get done outside. Everywhere I look I see something else that needs to be done. I'm tired just thinking about it.