This past weekend we put in long hours trying to get our new raised bed built before we head to China for a couple weeks. We have a friend looking after the flowers while we are away, but it is a lot of work to haul the hundreds of pots in and out of the house everyday so I really want to get them into their 'permanent home' before we leave. At our place we try to re-use and recycle as much as we can, so when it came to making our raised beds we utilized old 2x4's that were given to us by our neighbours along with some extra boards I had leftover from a previous project. Most of the time making these was used in pulling out old nails, screws and staples and cutting the boards to length. The added challenge was the the weather in Edmonton. I am happy it has stopped snowing, but we did the construction of the beds between rain storms.