I must have been pathetic enough at building my raised bed that V decided to help this afternoon after I got home from work.
Digging the last bit of trench.
It's coming along!
Since it is built into a slope we are having to put in two courses of concrete blocks along the front to level it out. From the Northeast corner to the Southwest corner there is a 16 inch drop in elevation. It's hard to see here but it is quite the drop. We now have two and a half walls built. Hurrah!! In case you don't remember, we're repurposing the concrete blocks that were from the deck foundation that we demolished late last summer. There are still some that need dug out of the ground by the house so I'm hoping to have enough for another bed. The second one won't be on as much of a slope and should be easier to construct.
While V worked and I made dinner, the boys were outside. K10 was up to his favorite pastime- climbing trees!
On the way up...
He can get quite high in this one. I just won't look!
We are approaching the one year mark of owning this property. In some ways it seems like forever and in others it seems like just yesterday. We've come a long way but still have so far to go. I know this is the marathon race but I so want it to be the sprint!
I'm amazed at how early things are blooming this year. The tulips, of course, we planted last fall since there weren't any here- but they are already blooming this spring.
So bright it almost glows!
The bleeding hearts are already blooming!
A full 3 weeks earlier than last year.
And my red currants are blooming like mad!
We picked up our new chipper/shredder this evening. We are becoming quite the small engine poster children. But it is our last major tool purchase. So, this weekend, if the weather holds, I'll finally have mulch for around my trees and berries. We've got LOTS to shred.
I want to play with it tomorrow evening but I'm going to be reorganizing the freezer! We got the call that our grass fed beef is ready to be picked up from the locker so I'll be playing in the deep freeze tomorrow after work! V will pick me up so we can go pick it up and come straight home. What fun I have!