27 October 2010

Hiking, the Community Garden, and a Request


Life is goin' good. Meg is in her third trimester and doing amazing. The photo above was taken about two weeks ago at Rickett's Glen. 




This past weekend we went on a full-moon hike on the AT. On this trip we hooked up with a local AMC hike leader and made the four mile trek to the Pinnacle to watch the moon rise. The weather was beautiful and the view was stunning.


Work on the Community Garden is still going strong. The sketch above is what we may accomplish in the next five years. Right now we're just focused on year one.


This is a sketch of what we may have going in the Spring. I have a detailed look of the hex plot below. What we're looking for is something small with a shit load of wow.



I've started a blog for our project and if you would like to follow our progress and give us your suggestions (please), we'd greatly appreciate it. The new site began as a place to keep the committee updated, but I told them, and they agreed, that our garden would benefit if we could get the input of a larger audience.

For the time being, I will be posting at the new spot more often than here, but I will keep the baby, hiking, and backyard garden updates on the future house.

5 comments:

Kate said...

Great pictures. I was wondering how far along/how big you were these days, Meg. Are you guys crazy busy these days, or would you like to come for a meal or some cider pressing while the blueberry's still neatly packaged?

jimmycrackedcorn said...

I *love* the design of the hexagon garden beds. You have me thinking of making one next year for my front yard. The nature of my neighborhood would require that the front yard raised bed be "fancy". Have you seen any square foot garden kits that have 60 degree corner brackets instead of the common 90 degree pieces?

Laurel said...

You're right, Kelly, that is an amazing picture that Meg took. What a beautiful night. Laurel

Kelly said...

Hello Kate,
We will be crazy busy until Blueberry is born, but we would love to see you and Tom. Let us know when you'll be free and we'll see what we can do.

Hey JCC,
This hex plan is new to me, but I'll be sure to post all the necessary info when we start construction. I'm curious, what makes a raised bed fancy? If I see anything I'll let you know. Good luck.

Hi Laurel,
It was an amazing night.

jimmycrackedcorn said...

To answer your question, I suppose the term "fancy" means different things to different people. I suppose to me it means a garden bed that is significantly more attractive than my back yard garden beds, has a very high grade of construction materials, perhaps some attractive corner pieces, possibly just for decoration, and probably a ground treatment with a clearly delineated border.

Perhaps pictures would work better. Here are some examples. Your opinion may vary for each of these:

Fancy
http://cdn.blisstree.com/files/2009/09/raised-garden-beds-of-recycled-materials.jpg


Not Fancy
http://www.harvestwizard.com/RaisedBedR.jpg


Fancy
http://hurricanecandice.files.wordpress.com/2008/03/raised_bed_l.jpg


Not Fancy
http://www.wickedflavory.com/images/2008may/dirt.JPG


Fancy
http://www.raisedbedgardenkit.com/misc_images/Raised_Bed_Garden_Kit.jpg


Not Fancy
http://images.thriftyfun.com/images/database/tff43267995.jpg


Fancy
http://www.skygarden.ca/Images/SkyGardenRaisedCedarBed.jpg


Not Fancy
http://jimmycrackedcorn.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/img_9873.jpg