Monday, July 29, 2013

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Day 6

Today I spent just a little time straightening up the garden area. Most of the day was preparing to go back to work and also watching the Redskins play. Too bad about the Redskins, Maybe next year.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Day 5

Productive, but still no raised beds. I got the fence up on the outside (east) edge of the garden area.  My winter break is almost finished so my progress will slow, but I hope it will be steady. I'll add pics to show what was done.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Day 4

OK, so I didn't take any pics today. It'll make it better for tomorrow.  I've been studying about soil, compost, and different types of mulch. I did a bit of work on the fencing, but more time was spent running errands to get hardware.

My vision for this garden is something that, while loosely planned out, changes as I sift things through my mind. The creative spirit rises as possibilities occur to me, leading to tangential thinking that is affecting my painting (I am an artist and art teacher) and my guitar playing.

Green smoothies. They are what brought me to this... Thanks Vicki. Since trying a green smoothie, I decided to get a fancy blender and make my own. Now breakfast and lunch are mostly green smoothies. I want an organic garden in order to save gas money going to Sprouts or Costco to feed my need for green.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Day 3

I hired a friend to help out today. After taking out the east fence, digging post holes, and setting posts, my dog Coda came to check things out.

Here's a view from the opposite side. This show the new posts and how the area has been expanded. Thanks to Steve for working harder than me.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Day 2

January 2nd, 2013

I cleared out junk from next to the house and roughly leveled the ground. I've decided to extend the area about 10 feet to the east which means tomorrow, the east fence has to come down and be redone at the new border. Also, I need to add fence on the west side of the area as well as part of the new fence on the east. I recruited help for tomorrow.

Here is a picture of what I have so far...

For perspective, here is a wider shot...