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 !!