Now at the end of October and all is ready for winter. I have been working hard outside for months now and with the help of my 'uber' assistant who shall be known as Marky-Mark , so much got done. Many trees were planted -- deciduous, of course, so hopefully in the falls to come there will be even more colour out among the green pines and yellow larches.
One big goal was to get the soil weeded, prepped and ammended in the fenced garden plot and we did it! Years and years of unmolested wild growth back there took us ( me and M-M ) the entire summer to clear out. Oh and the rocks! Can you say "good drainage" ?
Heck, we even sort of built a road down below one of the rock walls. There was a space there and it was a usable but just barely....well now it can be driven on and parked on with ease.
One of the many uses for straw besides strewing straw everywhere, is to make a scarecrow and so we did. First one ever and a fitting end to a fine work season. M-M and I got to yuck it up while stuffing tights and making a shapely 'crow We named her/him NicoPiccolo and that is way too long of a story to get into here, but it fits, eh?
So much more was dug, hauled, planted, terraced and trimmed, but enough with the boring details.....