So everyone was asking to see how the landscaping project is going. I've been taking photos as it progresses. If I were doing it, I'm sure it would take over a year to complete, but hire a few guys and they build things much faster. So here is a time lapse of what has been happening over the last week.
Over a long weekend I went camping at UNOs (Up North Orienteers) Family Camping Weekend at Pawtuckaway State Park. The weather on Saturday was perfect for orienteering. It was in the mid 70s and sunny. So beautiful. Sunday it started to rain so we came back early after a quick Radio-O course. Which probably means nothing to all of you as you probably don't orienteer, but suffice it to say we ran around in the deep woods looking for flags in the woods using a map and compass the first day and using a radio receiver, map and compass the second day. It may look very silly but it is fun. When we came back we got to see what happened on Friday.
My side of the house is coming. the first section of walkway is finished. I think they are doing the garden beds last though. They are digging out down to a foot deep and putting in good soil. So I'm going to start with good soil - at least I'm hoping. You can see that there is almost room for two long beds near the back door. Along the fence will be the compost piles and work area. Farther on where the shed is (it is getting moved to the other side of the house) and around the corner will be the main vegetable area. There will be a three foot fence all along that pathway separating it from the semicircular patio. It will keep the critters out. At least I hope.
Yesterday and today they have been working on the front yard. They have to get that part done so they can move our shed over to the front before they work on the vegetable garden area. Some parts are already done in the front. They put in dirt in the front bed where I'll have my peach tree and some along the foundation plantings. Right now I'm hoping for blueberries as a foundation planting near the Meeks front door and gooseberries near my front door (provided I can find disease free plants and provided they are legal to put in here).