I've done nothing but ignore the flower garden at our new place and this seems to be going well
(photos of a brightly blooming pink hydrangea and red rose)
i was going to make a run to the bike co-op/scrapyard/etc. and offload a bikeload of junk, but it's been pouring rain on and off all day so i packed up a bunch of the pocket studio instead.
we're taking 4-5 days to go backpacking/visiting between now and moving day, so it still doesn't really feel like we're Just About To Move, but it feels nice to get a few crates and boxes squared away!
currently feeling pretty good :)
i forget if i've shared this here, but this is a cute generated social network of small forest entities:
in a stubborn attempt to eat as much of the food stores so we have less to move, i've been having a bowl of ice cream every night with a scoop of protein powder and a shot of maker's mark mixed in.
it's best if the ice cream gets stirred first so it's creamy, then the protein powder folded in to make it slightly doughy, then an impression formed in the center for the whiskey to sit in and slowly melt through the ice cream. drink the soup that's left at the bottom.
i marked a few places that get some shade, but really, almost everything shaded green here probably gets at least six hours of sun or more during summer days. there's just a few huge trees in neighboring yards that cast big afternoon or morning shadows. the yard faces almost perfectly due east-west.
main thought is to start building out raised beds in the southeast corner of the back yard, maybe adding one or two a year as we get a hold on a growing cycle. there's great pollenator activity in the area already!
the marked downspout is our best candidate for a rain barrel; it's a bit far from where the garden would be, but we gotta work with the existing structure.
when i'm out there tomorrow, i'll take some measurements so i can drop a grid on here!
one of our goals is minimizing grass; i want to rip up the lower right corner and replace it with some good native shrubs, and fill the backyard with as many vegetables and friends as is practical. the northeast border will probably stay grass, since it's a passageway to the back yard and also a shared lawn border with the neighbor (the solid backyard lines are fenced, the yellow blobs are stone walls)
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