Saturday, February 20, 2010

Mid February Progress Update

One Month Later

Progress has been made, with a week off here and their due to rain and drying times. The fence now goes completely around the garden. Two gates are in but we need one more, craigslist deal I hope! We ran out of the free fencing we were using, and ran out of the left over chainlink, we may end up buying some welded wire, but I really wanted to wait until next year so we could easily make layout changes.
One thing different from a month ago, the tree behind my mom is missing now. It turned out that the tree she wanted to save was totally dead and rotten. I leaned up against it, and it moved....moved a LOT. It had one side with a root runner that was still alive, but I think Mom could have pushed the tree over on her own. On the far side of the top photo, you can see the artichoke plants and across the garden. We filled 4 trash cans with boysen berry canes, we probably will have one more can full by the time we finish digging up the runners. But it is progress. On the downside, I counted over 20 medium sized tree stumps to dig out....ugh

We moved a couple of chairs down and saved a couple of vintage things to use in the flower beds to come. The old Orchard ladder and orchard box truck are going to be covered in sweet pea vines.

At home, I have cups of seeds to start for the flower border on the outside of the garden fence. It has to be plants that either chickens don't want to eat or can put up with some 2 legged cultivators.....

1 comment:

  1. Carol someone mentioned to me about burning the stumps. I might try that here where they are sort of isolated. They do sell stump removal powder but that could be way too costly.

    The yard is really shaping up with all you hard work :).