Yesterday I hauled some dirt and logs to create a new garden area. I think tomatoes may grow well here. I found some extra windows in the basement. I hope to lay them over the dirt and create a mini greenhouse.
in the wake of covid-19, i’ve been practicing social distancing and going out in public less and less for a several weeks now. since last friday, march 20, I stopped going into public places.
wanting to build a fence for my garden, i considered curbside pick up or walking into the hardware store to get some fencing, wood, and soil, but decided not to. I wondered if I could find what I needed at home.
I was lucky that a large tree was cut down in the lot next door–fenceposts ready to go! digging in the basement, i found nails, the drill, and extension chord. a couple tree trimming tools and i was ready to build.
i made it up as I went along. it was definitely a creative process. what sticks fit where? what makes a good corner post? what can I do with this log that a woodpecker pecked holes into?
the best part? i was so absorbed in creating and thinking that i could forget about all the sadness around me.
i spent a few days at the bench and finished five more pieces. it’s unbelievable how much time it takes to make each piece. i can spend hours in my shop.