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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Outside Progress

Last week we made quite a bit of progress outside, none of it was really expected. It started out with my parents dropping in for a day's visit. Although I told them that I didn't want them to have to work, they wanted to. Shortly after they arrived, we got a call that Mr. Vanhouwelingen (the namesake of our black chickens - named by Caleb) was going to come out with his tractor and tiller. So this is what we accomplished:

  • Moved the woodpile into a wagon to get it out of the front yard
  • Moved a bunch of junk out of the front yard
  • Moved a bunch of "junk" that was scattered around the orchard area - wood, fence posts, buckets, etc.
  • Moved my flowers from the old garden (old is a relative term) to my new flower bed by the house
  • Planted red raspberries starts that my parents brought. They went in the empty corner of the orchard
  • Got the front yard tilled, dirt moved to level it (the next day), and ready for seeding
  • Got the ground in between the orchard trees tilled and ready for seeding
  • Got the garden tilled and ready for planting (The garden is now 1/2 of the old hog pen and 1/2 old garden and new sod tilled up. The other 1/2 of the hog pen got trees planted in it.)
I'm sure that I'm forgetting something too, but we got a lot done! The place is starting to look a bit less constructiony outside. And although I had settled on possibly just having a fall garden, I was able to get some of it planted and should be able to get it all in now. It's such a blessing to have friends and family who volunteer to help out!


Nancy M. said...

You have been very busy! It is nice to have some help sometimes. Makes the work go by faster!

Anonymous said...

I am happy to know that you are busy and your garden is getting good grown up.


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