Monday, April 26, 2010

Making Room for a Garden...

I've always wanted to try my hand at gardening.  Been talking about it for a few years now.  Problem is our soil is sooooo incredibly rocky that if I'm going to do this, I need man power, the right space and the right light.  Well, I've got all three of those things, but unfortunately the one perfect space that gets beautiful sunlight for most of the day is housing this...
so I decided to find a second best spot and to do raised beds...Wes laid out the boards and we left it like that for a couple of weeks.  Before we put in any actual labor, I wanted to really make sure that I was going to be happy with this second best spot.  I wasn't thrilled with it, but I was willing to try to make it work. 
Then one day, out of the blue, we were given access to a tractor (I think that's what this thing is called).  We had it for one day only... Wes was in HEAVEN!  He's always wanted a tractor (who knew?!).  Not sure if you can see the happiness on his face... it's there and it stayed there all day!  Wes had scoped out a pretty perfect place to move the big motorhome.  It was a spot in which we didn't have to take down a single tree!  Thank goodness 'cause we loves our trees.  :)
This is where the motorhome will be living now.  All we have to do now is to put down the Casaron (for weed control) and order the gravel and she's all set!
Well anyway, back to the garden... Around four o'clock it started really raining, but Wes kept moving dirt.  He moved on to the garden spot (the perfect one, not the second choice one) and leveled it a bit and removed weeds and surface rocks.
Then I set out the boards for where I want the raised beds to go.  I have no idea what I'm doing, but I'm going to try three raised beds (4'x6') and then a narrower one (3'x8') for the peas.  Stay tuned for more updates (and hopefully progress!)...


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