For the next few posts, I will share my first spring garden project earlier this year. It was quite an undertaking. We decided the best way would be raised beds that would allow easier access for my aging bones. We began with galvanized metal stock ponds, which are easy to find here in ranch country. We put in several inches of wood mulch from the local dump. We topped that with a mixture of composted peat, Black Kow mix and good potting soil. It was hard work turning and mixing, and would never have happened without my strong husband's help, but I was so excited with the finished beds.