These pics are from last week. It's amazing how many changes have happened since last week!
-Moved rhubarb from behind the barn and made a hedge
-Planted 3 more apple trees. Mulched the orchard and still in the process of mulching the blueberries. Added some blackberries.
-Started a strawberry raised bed an asparagus bed (which the cats have been tearing apart the asparagus. Sigh).
-Moved A LOT of manure
-Husband helped me screw together a compost in a new location (thank you).
-Cleaned out our onion and chive raised bed...which I never did last year at all.
-Planted a garden full of everything you can imagine and then some.
-Given away A LOT of plants
-And I've been working on taking away and managing this overgrown mess. Believe me, this is WAY better than it was (but I have hopes of continually improving it.
-Mulch, mulch, mulch. And water.
-I want to get some wheelbarrows full of pine needles to mulch the blueberries again (They love acidic soil).
-The raspberries are a mess.
-Someday I'd like to move my elderberries.
-I have cherry bushes that I'm nursing inside, hoping to get them strong enough to plant outside.
-Weeding. And mulching. And watering.
This year I also worked VERY hard on the house. I have always tried to keep up with what the previous owners had planted, but truth to be told, I have no idea what their vision was so it just ends up looking a mess. I gave myself permission to dig up, move, purge and add. I mulched for the first time here. It looks much better!
When we first bought this house, there was a maple tree in the middle of this mess of perennials and weeds. I said "Someday this will be a fun tree to play under" and I threw a ton of cow manure around it. Well, it's a perfect shade tree now! I gave away all the perennials during the perennial swap and mowed the rest. Now there's a play space in the shade.