Thursday, April 1, 2010

And then there was defination

Oh boy, was yesterday tiring, but the alpaca is moved.

Here's the running tally of yesterday's work:

Finished removing sod from new strawberry bed
Dung out 5' Elm tree from new strawberry bed
Cut back and removed stump of dead Weigela shrub
Filled both areas with compost
Defined beds in veg garden with loads of alpaca

All that's left in the main garden is to put on alfalfa pellets and peat moss and ask me dear friend to come till it all in for me. Then place stepping stones for defined paths, and PLANT!

I will just turn in the compost in the new strawberry bed and the raspberries will go where the Weigela was so that will need turning as well but the sites are about 90% ready for when my roots arrive tomorrow!

After the full docket yesterday I finished off the evening by working in Pat's yard too (Pat is my gardening client). Amelia came with me this time and helped transplant the many HUGE earthworms that where coming to the surface. She love the carry them around and them place them in the compost pile. I love her for that! I also took on another client for Spring clean up. I'm beat, but losing the weight I wanted and gathering the money I needed for my apiaries quicker then I imagined!


  1. We are doing hanging strawberry planters from walmart(or I should say will be doing, they are in the kids' Easter baskets right now!), but a strawberry patch sounds so much better.

    Losing weight, gaining money, and working in the dirt sounds like a great combo to me. I'm not sure I would be able to do more than one yard though. It's hard work and I'm not even tilling the land or removing sod and tree stumps. Well not yet...:)

  2. Just wait you'll be right behind me plowing up your land and plopping those strawberries in in no time Tosha!