Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Back Yard Update....

We have well and truly begun work in the yard ..... removing the old concrete and wooden steps was the first job....followed by the guys with the bob cat cutting out the areas for the new retaining walls..  The yard is pretty steep and we are moving the steps to a position where they are not in the way of the new garden beds.  I am trying to create a permaculture garden which also includes trying to reuse as much as possible of the old  material we are taking down.
These steps were really an eyesore and very impractical....glad to see them go
 We have repurposed part of the wooden steps and are using the other timbers to make more garden beds.

We are burying this lot under layers of dirt ... easier than removing it completely.
The digger had to manoeuvre around some newly planted fruit trees...
 
Holes ready for the retaining wall....what a mess at all that red dirt
No sooner were the holes dug and ready to go... the rain set in.....lots and lots of sticky red mud.. caked onto everything ... the dogs feet in particular !!
Dirty paw prints on the bed...
Lots of floor mopping and  a change of bed linen today !!

9 comments:

  1. Your bed....welcome to my world

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    1. At least is isn't number two's which seems to be quite the problem at your neck of the woods !!

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  2. Wow, some big changes! We are also in the middle of a project, so I know all about mud!

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    1. The mud is driving me to distraction...will need to have the carpets cleaned...my furry girls bring in so much mud. Hopefully in the not to distant future we will have it covered with mulch.

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  3. How exciting. Keep us posted with lots of progress photos.

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    1. I will Fiona....we are loving how the garden is coming together....just planting a new pear tree today...part of the permaculture food forest hopefully xx

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  4. My garden is slowly moving toward a permaculture garden. In lots of ways it already was but I am being a little more strategic and planned about it, rather than haphazard. More time to do that now. Yay!

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  5. Hi there, found your blog through Fiona from Arbordale farm.
    I've have been enjoying reading your old posts, and I look forward to seeing how you landscape and manage a sloping back yard, as that is one of my struggles too!

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    1. Hi Cheryl thanks for popping in...will definitely post more pics when we are done.

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