Saturday, March 15, 2014

Rustic Garden Trellis

My husband and boys went outside yesterday to come up with some sort of trellis for our climbing snap beans using the materials they already had on hand or that they could find in the woods. They cut down many little branches and pruned out some overgrowth, then they started construction.

After burying some logs as posts and nailing smaller branches across the logs horizontally, this is what they came up with.  I love it!  It's so rustic and looks perfectly in place in the garden.  This will give us three large trellises on which to grow our snap beans.   This garden space was previously our entire garden, however, this year we have added on quite a bit more.  This is now only the space for growing our snap beans and zucchini.

The garden has increased in size so much that it's probably five or six times larger than ever before.  We're taking on quite the gardening challenge this year!  I hope I make wise mulching and weeding decisions to save a lot of back-breaking work during the summer months.  I'll get up a full post with pictures about our gardening endeavors this year.

{Claire and Emma were having a water war with spray bottles (they hold much more water than those little water guns!).  They chased each other around for a long time and ended up with wet hair and clothes and somehow got down to just socks on their feet.  I have no idea.}

This spring feels full of promise and I'm sure it'll be full of time spent outdoors with lots of garden maintenance to tend to, not to mention all the new animals we've added to the little home-front this year.  We even have a new baby animal delivery due this week!  I'll keep you posted!

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