When I got to the farm, all the beds were exactly where I left them, no one had moved them for me, ha. But what I thought would be easy, turned out to be much more time consuming than I realized. You see, on paper, I drew it out as a rectangular piece of property. Then I realized that the back fence is at an angle so my plans wouldn't come out exactly as I anticipated.
So I had to move them, again and again. Over three feet? No. Forward two feet? No. Back two feet? No. Is it lined up with the fence? Yes, but wait, now it's crooked. Let's move them oh wait, now future expansions run into the brush. That won't work. So, I kept moving them around. Thankfully with the corner brackets, I could just roll them like square tires!
I had to make sure they were all three feet apart as that was part of the design plan, but with that, if I had to move one, all had to be moved. Ugh. But I finally got them where I wanted them and then went around making sure there was exactly three feet on each side, except for the entrance, which I made six feet wide.
Here it is finished! I leveled the three in the foreground but the three in the background need a bit more digging to get them level. I just started to run out of daylight by the end of the day and had to give up. But that's ok since I'm not going to have to till anything, I'll have time to level them next weekend.
This view is from the back of the garden (standing in what will be the future expansion area) looking toward the driveway and the future barn waaaay over on the other side of the property. Don't ask me why, but I just wanted the garden to be lined up with the barn. It looks so small on such a big piece of property doesn't it?
I thought I'd throw in this picture to give you some frame of reference. This is standing just in front of the garden looking toward the other side of the property. This is what I was talking about above. The 'entrance' (once we have it fenced in) to the garden is directly behind me, so I just turned around and snapped this picture. The barn will be over there on the other side with some citrus trees there along 2nd Family's back pasture fence
(lemon, lime, orange). I guess I have a thing for symmetry, ha.
Next step is some cardboard and paper in the bottom of the beds and a load or two of soil. Then it's planting time!