Covid Creativity: 6Jun2021

Beating swords into plowshares by Katie Ditschun

I decided I wanted a raised garden. After contemplating my options, purchase or build, and seeing the current cost of lumber. . . and realizing my son has new Wood Shop skills — an idea hit me!

A number of years ago we built a custom “fort” for our son using purchased lumber and some scraps from a disassembled deck. I realized — since he never uses the fort anymore — we could use that lumber! My son was very happy to dismantle the fort. 

The Fort

Now we could see what pieces we had in order to figure out how big a garden we could build.  We used much creativity and skill 😉 to jigsaw-puzzle the pieces together. 

Roughed In

The end result is a raised garden my son and I proud of. It’s dimensions are a little strange (62”x77”), and the ground is very uneven, but we maximized what we had and made a great, level garden! 

Now to fill it with earth and veggie plants!

A week later:

Ya da!

Collectif members want to see your work! Send JPG images of work completed since March 2020 to with up to 100 words per image describing what you did, materials used, inspiration, etc. Maybe share how you’re feeling more than a year into the Covid experience & how/if creativity helps. Give us informative, inspiring show & tell. Writers, send us poetry, lyrics, a short piece or excerpt and try to include a suitable illustration of some sort. Thank you!


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