On working With Power Tools, Wrestling With Tree Roots, and Setting Up Drip Irrigation

1 May

Our main focus last Wednesday was to build herb boxes and to set up an irrigation system.  For anyone who is not familiar with either of these, the former involves power tools, the possibility of splinters, and charging drill batteries, and the latter involves digging in a grid shape in which a hose can be buried, wrestling with roots, and finding lots of worms.  Some of the roots were more stubborn than others, and looked more like tree stumps (see pictures).  Nevertheless, we prevailed, and we now have an irrigation system that has almost been completed.  Hopefully this will decrease the time commitment for the waterers.  Meanwhile, most of the herb boxes have been built.  They look fantastic!  We still have many goals for the future though, as well as maintenance to think about.

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