Making and Baking

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Since coming home from our wonderful break away in Oz we have been busy settling back into our rhythms and routines. Baking muffins (pear and chic chip, delicious! Kind of used this recipe) A little light romper suit that was a last minute make before the holiday. Super easy pattern but so versatile. Breathe and exhale. Think about the next month or so. A birthday party to plan and christmas to prepare for. Dresses to make, recipes to try out. Exciting.

And my veggie bed make, an old pallet. Hubby split it apart for me and removed the worst of the nails. The uprights are old tree stake posts, from one that snapped when we were banging them in. Sawn into the size I needed. It was the fastest make ever and SO rewarding. Some nails that we already had, a hammer and saw and away you go.  I didn’t even crack out the tape measure. 

So if you want some raised veggie beds. But don;t want to spend any money. Go get yourself a old pallet. In NZ your local ITM will likely be giving them away, seriously giving them away. Other countries I’m less sure, may be try local building and landscape supplies. Or the local supermarket. Interesting tip – you can fit a pallet into a reasonably roomy car with a bit of gentle ‘persuasion’. Just so ya know. Not because I’ve done that or anything.

3 Comments

  1. Lisa says:

    Welcome back! Go you and your hammer. The bed looks awesome 🙂

  2. mirari says:

    i love that jumper!!!
    we made wood boxes for vegetables too, but in primary state (pallets are chimically treated). hope you’re having sweet days under the sun!

  3. sally says:

    Those muffins sound delicious, and you have convinced me to set Theo on to making me some raised beds for next year. We’ve got a very plentiful supply of pallets near us and Theo loves building things with them, I’m going to show him your photos, thank you!

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November 10, 2014 Crafting, Food