We decided that since we had so many trees moved out of the east side of the yard, we could move our vegetable garden closer to the house, in proximity of sprinklers and also not so 'out of sight, out of mind' as it was when we had it out in the back eight. Last year I tried to grow vegetables in the small bed next to the barn, but it didn't prove to be a good site. Too much shade and a rather cool summer last year wasn't conducive to great yields. So, after discussing it, we decided to clean up one of the three rock piles and work the land up for a veggie garden.
On Sunday, because Carl and I were busy with the hosta bed removal and wall building, Joel took on the daunting task of cleaning up all the rubble that was left after he hauled all the big stone to the other piles. I wish I had a before picture, but no one thought to take one, suffice it to say, he had a LOT of work to do to move all the big rocks, and pitch all the small stones on the trailer by hand and rake up the gravel. When he was done, this was what it looked like on Sunday night: (the bald patch is where the rock was sitting)
Let the plowing begin!
The next step was to hook up to the disk
By the time Joel had the disking done, it was time for supper. Tomorrow he should be able to finish working the garden. We owe Joel a great debt of gratitude for all of his hard work!
I didn't accomplish much in the yard today, mostly because I sort of overdid it a bit this weekend causing some swelling in my right leg (the site of my falling off the tractor weeks ago). I decided to take some time off from the garden and let the leg rest a bit. (If it's Monday, it is also Wash Day!) and I also did some cleaning, cooking and baking this afternoon.
Tuesday is another day, stay tuned..........