The big bottle wall is getting started, slowly. So far I have hauled in 2 yards of sand on my trailer ($60.34). I gathered scrap 2 x 8 s and made a 4ft x 12ft sand box to create our bottle designs in before we start building it. The sand box below has just under a yard of sand in it. For those of you that do not know what a yard is, it is 27 cubic foot. You can see one blue bottle in the lower right corner. Getting a yard of gravel tomorrow, then we'll be able to start the digging. Looking at the footer digging it should be a lot of work.
I also have a electric cement mixer I bought in the back of my van. Not a very expensive one, it should mix 250 lbs of concrete or mortar at a time. Might save my back and shoulders a lot of aches and pains. I have a deck to build next week, I plan on doing the footers with it.
More news about our garden, we are going to start beekeeping. My friend Jan is going to help me get it started. I've a queen on order but we have one obstacle, bees need to be ordered in November, nobody has any. We are joining to local beekeeping club and going to the monthly meeting next week. Hoping somebody can help us out with bees.
The seeds we planted two Sundays ago are coming up. The radishes, arugula and mizuna are what is sprouting thus far. Still eating all the lettuce, mustard greens and kale we can eat, have given a lot away to friends too.