Pictorial of 10 Days Hard Labor

As promised, here’s some snapshots of what’s been getting done around the place the past week or so – Final push on the the north eastern perimeter wall is tomorrow, and I managed to hobble around, get some weeding and light raking done today, but taking it easy so me and the man-child can whip in and get ‘er done tomorrow – hopefully, the rain/snow forecast for Wednesday/Thursday will clear out in time for Friday-Fruit-Bush-Delivery Day!

Hard to tell (where's a real photographer when you need one?) but the north and western perimeter beds are nearly 3 feet tall - Waiting for a deep watering before ChokeCherries are planted the mulch applied..
Hard to tell (where’s a real photographer when you need one?) but the north and western perimeter beds are nearly 3 feet tall – Waiting for a deep watering before ChokeCherries are planted and mulch applied.. Didn’t the man-child do an awesome job of evening it all out?
Left over tires - I've lost count, but so far, we've stacked, buried or tiered over 250 tires - some of these will go for a few more projects and the rest will be sent to the recycling center in May to become tire bales for Earthship homes or pretty, long-lasting mulch colored with non-toxic water based paint -
Left over tires – I’ve lost count, but so far, we’ve stacked, buried or tiered over 250 tires – some of these will go for a few more projects and the rest will be sent to the recycling center in May to become tire bales for Earthship homes or pretty, long-lasting mulch colored with non-toxic water based paint – A few of these will be put to use for a new strawberry tower – and designing potato growing areas
The bed that last year stopped shortly after the tree stump has been finished - will house wild roses, garlic and onions -
The bed that last year stopped shortly after the tree stump and held Amaranth has been finished – will house wild roses, garlic and onions from here on out
Picture of Burgundy and Golden Giant Amaranth
This is what the west fence bed looked like last fall
Some work left to do - need to pull down very top tier of tires, cover with some more dirt, then deep water before planting the Golden Currants and Sand Cherry bushes -Concrete blocks will provide barrier in front to keep mulch/grass area separate - see those fencing panels wrestled in behind the tires?  Part of 'expand Oakley's space' project
Some work left to do – need to pull down very top tier of tires, cover with some more dirt, then deep water before planting the Golden Currants and Sand Cherry bushes -Concrete blocks will provide barrier in front to keep mulch/grass area separate – see those fencing panels wrestled in behind the tires? Part of ‘expand Oakley’s space’ project
Rhubarb and irises coming along nicely - area has now been neatly surrounded by rocks donated by the Family Rock Hound.
Rhubarb and irises coming along nicely – area has now been neatly surrounded by rocks donated by the Family Rock Hound instead of the ugly old recovered, mix-matched bricks.
Last spring, in two hurriedly built beds, i transplanted 135 'gifted' to me strawberries - one has survived - and lookie! 3 of the Welsh Onions I planted last year have finally made an appearance
Last spring, in two hurriedly built beds, i transplanted 135 ‘gifted’ to me strawberries – one has survived – and lookie! 3 of the Welsh Onions I planted last year have finally made an appearance
I love this tree (s?) - Thinking about some Bleeding hearts for the near the base of it and maybe some hydrangeas - would like to not have to mow this area -
I love this tree (s?) – Thinking about some Bleeding hearts for the near the base of it and maybe some hydrangeas – would like to not have to mow this area –

And for the grand finale, the south and southwestern area slated for ‘kitchen garden’ is shaping up nicely – still work to do in middle area, but posting the journey –

South beds have been deep watered, aerated, and are waiting for wild roses/pea gravel mulch at back of bed, veggie crops and flowers at the front - the tire wall will hold trailing squashes and melons this year, with some teepees of Scarlet Runner beans reaching for the sky -
South beds have been deep watered, aerated, and are waiting for wild roses/pea gravel mulch at back of bed, veggie crops and flowers at the front – the tire wall will hold trailing squashes and melons this year, with some teepees of Scarlet Runner beans reaching for the sky –

Remember when this area looked like this?:

Circa - 2 springs ago
Oops – can’t have sand blocking stucco like that!

And this?

Southside - Ditch to be dug for blocks
Southside – Ditch to be dug for blocks

Happy Sunday!

 

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6 thoughts on “Pictorial of 10 Days Hard Labor”

  1. My you have been busy.. and a good idea to build those tyres into a wall.. I remember years ago hubby cutting one and turning it through ( took some doing but if you have the rim, it then turns into an urn πŸ™‚
    Save some energy for next week πŸ™‚ xxxxx

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    1. Not as nice as the finished product will be – BUT – when I look at the train wreck from a year and two ago and today’s view of the southside, I’m heartened that the whole place will ‘get there’ …eventually….LOL

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    1. My body feels like it is, but when I viewed the pictures I posted, I just sighed – – so much to still do for my home oasis to look the way I wish! πŸ™‚

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