Eliot here from Appalachian South Folklife Center in Pipestem, WV.
I got some bad news about having to get rid of my goats and chickens last week. So this week, in an effort to make the most of it, we are re-purposing some of the wood from the goat fence for raised garden beds. We have made 6 so far and there is a lot of wood left!
It is good place for them because the soil is not very good in this area of our garden, and the goat manure we had to find a home for was perfect for this as well! The wood is leftovers from a nearby sawmill- the outside edges of the logs. It gives the beds a nice rustic look. We put them in place by mostly two foot rebar, some nails when applicable and a few choice sticks.
We will be building more raised beds and a very nice and sturdy compost box but I am trying to think of other wood purposes in the garden for this large pile of good wood I have- Does any one have any ideas??
Some pictures from this weeks garden:
Oh! And I found my camera! Thank goodness because look one of my chickens hatched some baby chicks!!!