One Garden Project Nearing Completion

Yesterday, I worked on one of my gardening goals for the week. I moved pavers and bricks, to make a weed free area at the front of my garden. It was very hot, and the pavers were heavy. I could only work for 30 minutes at a time before stopping to cool off. I didn’t get this project finished, but I am now pretty close.

Paver and brick walkway at front of garden.

Paver and brick walkway at front of garden.

I am using pavers and bricks purchased in years past and leftover bricks from our house. It is a hodgepodge of weird sizes to lay out, so it takes some time. Below are the bricks I have left to work with.

Bricks thrown out of the way in an empty raised bed.

Bricks thrown out-of-the-way in an empty raised bed.

I will have to dig down and turn these on their side, otherwise weeds will grow through the holes.

Last night after my husband got home from work we removed the back panel of our fence so I can get the tractor into this area. We have a tiller attachment for the tractor, and I wanted to get this area tilled up as fast as possible for planting corn.

Fence panel off for tilling with tractor.

Fence panel off for tilling with tractor.

Before I begin, I need to dig up a fig tree that is overgrown with lemon balm and move it.

Fig tree.

Fig tree.

I also plan to remove a dwarf peach tree from its pot and transplant it to the garden. Then, I will clean out under the full-sized peach tree where the pot is now sitting.

Dwarf peach tree in pot.

Dwarf peach tree in pot.

My husband and I moved the chicken house located in this area to give more room for the corn. When we were moving it, a rat the size of a small bunny jumped out and ran right toward me…..eeewhhhh! Of course I screamed. I hate rats! Have I mentioned that I hate snakes too?

Chicken house in new location beside apple tree.

Chicken house in new location beside apple tree.

It is raining right now but seems to be slowing. In a little while I plan to take the tractor out to this area and get it tilled. Look out rats and snakes….the big boy tractor is coming to take you down!

If all goes as planned I hope to show you a completed corn patch tomorrow.

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