October 23, 2013

Lesson 123: A Wagon Project

Thank you so much to all who weighed in on what we should do with our "Surprise in the Woods." If you can believe it, Mark and I had not even considered turning the wagon into a coffee table.

If you missed last week's post, we found this in the woods near our house.

Mark has been excited to his get his hands on it for a while. Last Saturday morning, he woke up with the desire to do man things (said in a deep voice).

Real men saw, drill, build. Grrrr.

He worked hard all day (in a tank top).

Using scrap wood from the property, he created this.

He and his assistant filled it on up with dirt and doodoo!

And planted some seeds. "It's CLO," he informed me. (Carrots / Lettuce / Onions.)

Real men use acronyms as memory clues.

I doubted his gardening ability much less this time around.  Good thing, because I would have eaten my words. One week later ...

Oh, hello lettuce sprouts! We cannot wait to eat you.

Real men eat vegetables.

For now the wagon is home to our fall garden. Come spring, I hope to fill it with flowers and herbs, perhaps beautifying the slab of concrete on the side of our house that welcomes visitors to the back door.

We really do love the idea of turning it into a coffee table in the future. One of the wheels has a super sharp edge on it, so we aren't quite ready to bring it into the house with unsteady feet running around the place. However, it's not like spending a little time outside for now is going to ruin the thing.

We did find it in the woods afterall.

Lesson Learned: I married a real man! A man who builds ... and gardens. He's awesome!


  1. hahaha, I LOVE this. It's too bad Mike and Mark couldn't be neighbors. Can you imagine all the great stuff we'd have built for us, and how our cars would always be running perfectly? Maybe in Heaven we can be neighbors...

    1. Or maybe in real life ... I don't know Church Plant / RUF?!?!? Just an idea! Miss you friend!

  2. Great work Mark! It makes an adorable planter!

  3. Love that wagon and you will certainly enjoy growing veggies in it. Good work Mark. You can the turn the sharp wheel to the wall to so Mark's little assistant will not get hurt.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

    1. Yes, I think that is a wise thought! Thanks for the encouragement!

  4. i LOVE this idea! for some reason when i saw your first picture i thought it was a big wagon -- like horse-drawn wagon size :) i was reaaaaaally interested to see what you were going to do with a huge wagon!
    this is awesome.

    1. Conestoga wagon for camping out in ... that would have been amazing! Sorry to disappoint with the whole size thing, but glad you like the garden. You are definitely my gardening standard!


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