White Dog pointed out that one of the advantages of having Candace so interested in her summer straw bale garden project is that she keeps every pup occupied outside supervising, observing and helping. It leaves the house quiet for serious thought and napping.
Today as the straw bales are "seasoning" with nitrogen and LOTS of water, Candace and team undertook the making of Phase Two of the garden project...the vertical planters. Made from two pallets, costing $2 each at the feed store, Candace and team set about to convert the old used wood into planting areas that stacked vertically.
Skye and Daisy prowled the yard and checked on their mom's progress periodically. Taiko stopped by to give his "Paw Up" to the completion of each step. Sachi went out for a bit but returned inside to guard the front of the house and to hound sleeping Puff (who is about to go into season). Finally at White Dog's threat of nipping things where it would hurt, Sachi curled up and went to sleep.
Zsofia and Storm were Candace's "go to" helpers who stayed at the building site and were interested in smelling and carrying off every piece of the construction.
Together, they all assembled an awesome planter that will, tomorrow, hold the baby lettuce plants and herbs. Candace grew up on a farm in rural Alabama and learned to garden from her grandma...The White Dog Army thinks her grandma would be mighty proud of what she is shaping here in the hot New Mexican desert...with the assistance of 10 floofy white helpers.