My first project for the spring is to build 2 planter boxes. I got a late start on Saturday, but managed to complete the build of both 2 foot by 6 foot raised planters and fill one with dirt; unfortunately, I ran out of dirt before I could fill up the other, so I guess its back to Lowes after church!
I used 1×6’s for the sides supported in the corners by 2×4’s cut to 12 inches and a center 2×4 that’s parallel to the ground in order to provide lateral support. The dirt is a 50/50 mix of potting soil and compost, which is said to be perfect for vegetable gardens.
For the last few months I haven’t had much of a chance to get in the air. The demands of being employed full-time, being a dad, and going to college have taken over my schedule.
However, yesterday I was able to get airborne again. I went up to Oklahoma City for the day. I had very nice trip – most things went as planned, but there was a little snag as my in flight weather from SiriusXM didn’t work correctly. I’m going to have to troubleshoot that soon and I’ll post about the process.
The other surprise was a nice one – my local airport now has a radar feed from the DFW regional air traffic control. Now they can “see” me, before they can actually see me. While it seems small, this will go a long way to improving safety.