Work yard expansion
Finally getting some seat time to move the pile of dirt in the work yard. It’ll be good to have the extra space to maneuver around.
This 20ft culvert I found on our property, discarded by the Dept of Hwys eons ago when they did road improvements. They just tossed it aside down an embankment on the other side of the brook.
At first glance I thought this was animal droppings but it looks like some sort of mushroom. Anyone know what it is?
This little guy is easy to make from short bits of wood that are probably in your wood pile. You need the following:
Rock for the garden
Dug out a rock from the dirt pile to put in the garden between the newly transplanted fruit trees.
Folding Bench Picnic Table
I make and sell these folding bench picnic tables. 6ft long. Pressure treated lumber, hand picked from Central Home Improvement, cut ends are coated, coated deck screws and galvanized bolts. We also sell the woodworking plans if you want to build your own.
Flowers from the garden
Just a few images from the garden, store bought type and wild flowers. Can you tell the difference? Click on each image to see a larger image. If your browser is small, you can click the image again to get full size.
Mantis tiller edging the garden bed
We are back at the garden bed we created for the 5 new fruit trees planted earlier. Now its time to clean up the border of the sods where the initial sod removal was done with the skid steer.
Planting fruit trees
This summer brings about the task of planting some fruit trees in front of the house. Something I’ve been wanting to do since moving here. Last year we planted two apple trees. So this year we set about purchasing nursery trees from Pleasant Valley Nursery in Antigonish.
We chose two pear trees, a D’Anjou and a Harrow Crisp. Pear trees need two different types in order to pollinate. Also, we chose self pollinating trees; a Tehranivee cherry, a Stanley plum and a Venture peach tree.
Here’s a before picture of the proposed planting area taken from the deck above.
Kings United Cemetery Cleanup Day II
Saturday morning brought cool weather and overcast skies. Ideal weather for working in the brush. Still though, you have to keep an eye on your water intake. For me, I sweat a lot now when working. Comes with age I guess 🙂 During a day like this I can easily put down 2-3 litres of water while working.
This was a big undertaking. Much more labour intensive than last weekend. Maybe that’s why most people stayed away from the request to volunteer some manual labour. Only Bruce Sinclair and his dad Lloyd showed up. We are grateful to them for that.