It seems like it’s been awhile since I’ve posted any pictures of the backyard, so I thought I’d show you what we’ve been up to lately. It may not look that exciting, but up until a few weeks ago, the area behind the wooden chair was covered with brush.
Because of all the brush, I have not been able to measure the area to know exactly how much new growing space we are gaining. But as soon as we get it all cleared, I’ll let you know. I’m hoping we will gain about extra 50×100 feet or so when we are all done.
Although I have absolutely no idea what I’ll be planting in the area around the chicken coop, I’m really excited. I kind of think it would look really neat if we could create some sort of rustic walkway and plant a perennial flower garden right up against the chicken run.
At five feet tall, the run would be the perfect height to plant sweet peas or some sort of other vine. But in order to pull that off, I would have to block the bottom portion of the run somehow so the the hens wouldn’t eat the plants. We’ll see.
This is what we have ahead of us. Yikes! If you look closely, you’ll notice a wooden chair in the background. It’s sitting in the general area where I’ll be relocating our berry patch. Once the area is cleared, we’ll dig up the raspberry canes, blueberry bushes and strawberry plants and put them in OCD rows so they will line up with the greenhouse, then gradually inch their way down the hillside.
There is a lot of work to be done before we can plant seeds, but getting there is half the fun. Right?
Peace Out Girl Scout,