DH has been busy(/ier)

A bit ago, a house in our neighborhood got a new deck. Their old deck wasn’t so old, and yet was left completely disassembled on the curb for pick-up. Well, DH didn’t mind lending a hand to the collection crew that week and picked it up.

What does one do with old decking? Apparently, so many things.

Work station
You set up a work station in the beautiful weather.

You might even unmake my unsightly “compost bin” (also known as “that ring of fencing in the middle of the backyard held in place by two stumps.”) No worries. I can reuse the fencing as trellis later in the season.

Compost bin
And make a more incognito one…

And even turn the compost, fill the bin, water it, and top it with leaves!

I often say aloud in the real world how very lucky and spoiled I am, and I do mean it. In so many ways, I am spoiled rotten and ever so grateful for DH.

And then, he keeps going…
New garden bed

And going!
Second new garden bed

A new compost bin and two new garden beds…I am even more excited for spring than I was before. Especially since his construction came out a lot sturdier (and more square) than my lasagna bed I built. Now if only I could decide where to put the new beds, or if I’d remembered to bring home some cardboard…

Tools Needed:
Box of screws
Free decking
Measuring tape


8 comments on “DH has been busy(/ier)

  1. FABULOUS! My Hubby is good at lots of things, but he is NOT handy…I’m totally jealous!
    Of course, he also realizes that he’ll be doing a lot of the gardening at first this year, right? πŸ˜‰

  2. Anjea Ray says:

    Those look awesome! I’m jealous! We need to tackle our backyard, but it is on a long list of home to-do projects. I eventually want raised beds too (might call J for some help, ha!) but we need to address the miniature jungle we have going on…

  3. Robbie says:

    Does he have the nesting syndrom early:-) That is beautiful work, and you are very lucky to have a handy DH…those will make beautiful raised beds! just think of all the stuff you can plant in your new beds!!!

    • plumdirt says:

      He just might! =) I cannot stop thinking of all the things I can grow now that I didn’t have space for previously…a whole new realm of possibilities! (And honestly, extra varieties of things DH loves to eat that I don’t – tomatoes, hot peppers, and onions. A sound reward for such kind work, I think.)

  4. Karen says:

    Oh my goodness, you are indeed lucky! Tell DH that he is to be commended. πŸ™‚

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