Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Garden and tree line

We decided for this first year we would make our garden smaller than it will eventually end up. We rototilled a spot 24’ by 24’. That sounds kind of big but it really looks small compared to the huge gardens I remember having as a kid.

A lot of seeds will go in this Saturday if all goes well. That is if we have time after planting 275 trees. We hear that the term trees is a little misleading. It’ll probably be more like planting twigs but hey, they were cheap and we have time.

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It’s May and the kids are still dressed from head to toe as it’s still a cool 5 to 10 degrees Celsius.

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I think this ended up to be 250 feet of a 5 foot swath. We dug a trench down the middle in preparation to planting the trees.

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Here’s a video of how long this trail is. Ringo is at the far end working back to me while we made a trench down the path. We are going to try a few rain harvesting techniques such as making a rain basin where the trees are. This includes sloping the dirt so the water collected will end up where the trees are.

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