You haven’t heard from us in a while and it’s because we’ve been busy moving!
Our gardening bins are still on the Windatt Family Farm but they will soon join us here in town (Orillia). They’ve been harvested and the only item left is the horseradish. I am in good understanding that it will withstand a frost and will be usable again in the spring if we choose to leave it in the bin over the winter.
So where will the bins go?
We’re lucky enough to have a large lot in town; it was however quite overgrown with trees, shrubs, grass, wildflowers etc.
This past weekend we had a gathering of family & friends over to do a major overhaul in the backyard cleaning the slate for our future spring gardening plans.
The work was to start Saturday morning, but there was a surprise arrival of equipment in the rain Friday evening. It was a little tricky getting it up the slight slope with the slippery grass, but Stephan managed it like a pro and he performed the upheaval of one tree just before it got dark and we sat down together for dinner.
We’ll let the pictures tell the story of how 4 dump truck loads were gathered up and taken away….
This little machine came into the backyard and dropped our short fat pine tree in no time
To get an idea of what the pine tree looked like, we’ve taken a picture of the listing backyard photo…
On Saturday morning, that little machine worked its way around the yard pulling down grapevines, lilac bushes, another and another dead pine. The rest of the crew cut the trees up, trimmed the other trees and bushwacked through all the overgrown grass & weeds.
We were even in the neighbours yard cleaning up the fence line in order to prep the yard for our new fence being built in 2 weeks
We are very thankful to our new neighbours for being so easy to work with. Tibby next door let us into her yard to remove overgrown shrubs, Cindy let us take down a tree growing onto the property line and Lon let us trim trees over growing into our yard and remove shrubs onlong the property line.
Jerry; the most amazing by far, let us get access to our property via his and park super close to his shed….
4 dump truck loads later the backyard was pretty bare….
On Sunday we moved some rocks around, put a load of stone under where the shed will go and moved a small load of topsoil around…
We did end up busting the concrete pad which was located to the right in the picture when leaving the garage. We will fill with stone for the winter and pour concrete in the spring. Out front we removed some shrubs, trimmed the tree and added a rock to the flower garden.
It is definely a clean slate in comparison to when we started. The space feels like it has doubled, but I’ve been warned that feeling will change when the solid wood fence goes up.
For now, stay posted; we will put up pictures of the fence when it is completed and the container bins arrive.
FOOD & DIRT