Well here's what we started with. This is a little patch of next to our tiny house that's been nagging at me for awhile now. It was a little garden at one time but it's been neglected for a few years and has been overgrown with field grass.
I had to cut back the thick grass before I could even start turning the soil. The grass had been so thick in there that I had to turn the soil then pull clumps of grass roots out and shake of the soil. Good thing this was a small area because it was really tough work.
My handy husband watched me start this garden project then decided to dress it up a bit with some timbers that we had laying around.
Can't work on a project like this without some of this :-)
Here's what our project looked like when we were done. Now it's ready for planting.