Just as it was with painting, down here if you’re not a carpenter – you don’t build anything, you have to hire that out. Well, Roger is pretty handy with some tools (he built his own house after all!) so he went out to the local lumber yard and set to work with building three garden boxes… and man, was it brutal work! Hand-sawing the thick boards out under the African sun is no joke.
In looking to buy soil, we were met with laughter (a common occurrence). 🙂 You don’t buy soil, you just go dig it up somewhere! The ladies of the house wouldn’t allow us to go dig it up, so we hired our night guard to go out and get the dirt. And after he brought it in, we picked through it to remove all the garbage. And compost will be added as soon as it can.
We’ll post updated pictures once the plants start sprouting!