Every year towards the end of the school year, in that magical time where grades have already been submitted but the kids still have a week of school left, I take the kids out of school for our annual "Day of Hookie".
This year, my daughter threw a monkey wrench into the plans. She got the flu.
She's been out for a few days and I didn't feel like we could take an additional day off. My hubby already took a day off work to stay with her and I missed a meeting. . . it doesn't look like it's in the cards this year. I promised the kids we'll do our Day of Hookie in the summer.
Today she was feeling better, but was still headachy. It's Field Day at her school and she decided to stay home; this tells me she isn't quite up to snuff. I offered my son the option of skipping today. He debated (they're on day two: Dissecting Rats in Science) but the lure of a day of laziness was enough to keep him here. He's started showing an interest in power tools and building things so we decided to make a bed to grow our potatoes in. It took less than an hour, twenty bucks and some help from a cute lil man.
I'm not sure what's up with the photo. There's really not shiny, squiggly things between the boards. They're TIGHT!!!
We started with eight cedar fence pickets. These babies are six feet long, six inches wide. They're a tad more than two bucks, per. Make sure you don't use treated ones. You don't want the chemicals in your veggies.
You also need one 2x4. We got ours of the scrap pile in the back of Home Depot. Love that scrap pile! If you don't care what it looks like, you can get it for next to nothing. Like a buck.
I cut the 2x4 into 21 inch lengths. You need four. If you use an eight foot board, you get a bit left over which we tossed into the burn pile.
Cut two feet off the top of each of the pickets.
Start fastening them together! We took two of the 2x4s and started screwing the two foot cedar lengths to them. My son said it looked like we were making a fence.
Make two. . .