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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!

2 comments:

Nancy M. said...

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

asok said...

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

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