Then, on Monday, we had topsoil and compost delivered. Two yards of each. Took up a nice large spot in our driveway. Wouldn't you know we would have it delivered on a record breaking 100 degree day. I had no desire to haul dirt from the driveway to the back yard. But the younger kids and I got to work in the evening when it cooled down some.
The kids are such good helpers. Jim was brilliant enough to buy a dump wagon. It's pretty cool. We fill it up and pull it to the backyard like a wagon. (No accidentally spilling a wheel barrow.) We push it right up to the bed and lift and it pours all the dirt right into the raised bed. Perfect! And, he bought a kid-sized shovel. So, they all want to take turns using it and filling the wagon.
Today, after Bible study, I came home and finished one bed completely. Yay! I'm excited. Now I have to start up some more seedlings. My first batch didn't do very well. I only have 3 or 4 plants that might make it. I didn't want to start again til I knew I had someplace to plant them. So, I'll have to do that in the next few days. And we'll finish up more of the beds.