today dad came out and helped me put together my raised bed garden.
just a few blocks (66)
and a pallet of peat moss, composted manure, and sand
getting ready, i hauled those blocks out over the previous two days with my trusty green wagon.
the first layer (and my dad) resting on the layer of sand to level them out. glued together with weatherproof construction adhesive for concrete
mixing up the mortar in the dogs old kiddie pool that had a leak
the second layer, mortared to the first
the third layer, as far as we got before we used up all the mortar we had mixed up
we'll get to the remaining blocks another time. lifting that many blocks was hard work and we were more than ready to be done.
i'm very excited!
final pictures over in this entry http://s2.photobucket.com/user/yesididit/media/house%20projects/9-19-10103.jpg.html