February
16
2012

Delivery Day…

Bright and early in the morning and waiting for the garden bed materials to be delivered – can’t wait to get started.   Okay…..lumber – check; framing screws & washers - check; gravel - check.    Wow!  Now, where to start. The good news is that we had the lumber
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February
06
2012

Sticker Shock…

We already have a few wine barrels planted with blueberries along the east fence and plan to add more to hold the boysenberries, so we need to see how these raised beds will fit.  After taking measurements and drawing many configurations on paper, we determined we have room
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January
21
2012

Research & Development…

We decided the best way to start our research would be to visit places where we’ve seen working raised garden beds.  Cass House, a bed and breakfast/restaurant in Cayucos, CA is such a place.  The fact that it’s located at the beach and is only ½ hour away from Paso Robles
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January
02
2012

In the beginning…

8:00 a.m.  In the beginning, the back part of our property was full of cars.  For years, we allowed customers of a nearby hair salon to park there.  But, after a number of fence poles were bent, the storage shed’s door was hit, and our lemon tree was killed in a hit-and-run,  we’d
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