Me and Jude took a little stroll around the property yesterday morning (as usual), and I wanted to show you the building materials for the compost turner, and also the deeper raised bed.
Photo below - check out these massive posts that will be used for the framework which will support the compost turner. For size reference purposes, a piece of 4x4 post was laid on top of one, and you can plainly see that they are quite massive. At a full 6", the 12ft long poplar posts weigh somewhere around 250 lbs., and will be kinda tricky to get in there respective locations (vertically of course).
Photo below - Just from the color alone, there's no mistaking these boards. Western red cedar....At a full 1" x 6" dimension, these will be added to the ones currently in use for the 4x25ft box - making it 14" deep in the end. It'll be filled with the current batches of homemade compost, as well as a 4 cu.ft. bag of coarse grade vermiculite. I just love the look and smell of this particular wood. It won't look like that for long, though...
I hope everyone's weekend was fruitful, as you surely know that I stayed quite busy. I took it easy, though. With the backbrace on, I gently eased around doing some things that normally occupy my time. It's definitely healing, and I will continue to refrain from doing any hard manual labor.
Take care, and happy gardening.