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Helping My Husband in the Garden

| 3/28/2019 2:17:00 PM

Faithful HomesteaderIn previous years I was perfectly content to leave all the gardening to my husband. He is the green thumb in the family. However, as the years have gone on, I have become more involved. This year I seem to have the most involvement. I have learned some new things as we tend to our garden.

building the retaining wall
Working on retaining wall. Photo by Faithful Homesteader

One of the first new projects that I worked on was building a little retaining wall for mulch along the front of our house where we started growing Aronia berries. We bought some 7-1/2 x 15 inch landscape flats from Lowe's for the project. First I helped dig up the original bricks and dug out dirt to make room for the new bricks. 

finished retaining wall

Finished retaining wall. Photo by Faithful Homesteader

My husband helped get things started, and then it was my job to lay the brick using a string line and a level. It was actually the first time that I had ever used a level. I put in all the bricks and backfilled it with dirt to keep everything in place. I did have some struggles getting everything level, and I was sure exhausted at the end of it. But it did give me a sense of accomplishment.

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