I've gotten into a bad habit of only using my phone to take pictures when I also have a camera that works very nice. I charged up the battery and I will try to use it more often than the phone.
Yesterday we finished putting up fence posts and tying them together with 2x4s. I need to finish putting up the 3 foot wire fencing. We will also add 3 feet of bird netting around the top. I expect to change all or parts of that to shade cloth. For now, bird netting is a cheap and easy fix.
We're bringing in cinder blocks to make the raised bed border. Again, cheap and easy, except for the lifting part. I priced the difference between making a raised bed out of new wood versus cinder blocks. Cinder blocks are $10 cheaper.
They are ugly but everything is ugly right now. It's winter. I've thought that later on I would let Rowan paint on the cinder blocks and then it will probably look more whimsical. Live plants would make it look better, too.
Here are a few pics of what we're doing. The bed next to the fence is narrower than the other 8 beds will be. There's some writing in the cement and a bad kitty left their prints.