DIARY WEEK ONE, MAY 7:
After months of work last fall, weeds, trash and rusted metal are gone, yard is more level and steps are installed (sort of). Growing season begins on May 9th/10th.
Now more problems appear. Yard too shady, rocky and bumpy and plants, seeds and trees for bodacious garden are too expensive.
Solution to shade: chop down small trees with axe. Solution to rocks: dig up and build wall. Solution to budget: Buy cheap seeds.
By end of week, devoting two hours a day with a small break after each hour, we have chopped one oak tree carefully so as not to harm anything.
We have filled five leaf bags with debris, and have put many stones in the wall we are building.
Got very tired, did not want to scare neighbors with sound of crashing tree, so decided to take it slow.
Got distracted dreaming about diy swimming pool on youtube.
PROUD AS PUNCH TO HAVE FELLED THE TREE!!!! ITS GOIN DOWN-- WE YELLIN TIMBA!!!!!
Having become tired enough to fall down, we spent the next session smoothing out the earth, building a wall with stray stones,
cleaning up leaves and branches to haul away, and NOT cutting any more trees just now.
Pretty sure we're living IN THE WOODS, pretty sure we want to MAKE IT INTO A GARDEN.